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How to keep young readers from ditching Dickens and chucking Chaucer

Mar 18, 2017

Breaking up with Shakespeare? Done with Dickens?  Between misrepresentations, boring language, and distracting covers, reading classical literature can seem like a chore. Join RadioActivians Soraya Marashi and Zuheera Ali as they explore youth’s broken relationship with classical literature and how we can help mend the ties.


In this podcast…

  • Learn how one woman uses classical literature as decoration around her house rather than reading material.
  • Discover the importance of minorities’ perspective and representation in literature.
  • Discover places other than books where we can be exposed to quality literature.
  • Learn why the classics are still important to us today.

This podcast was produced in RadioActive's Intro to Journalism Workshop for 16-18-year-olds. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter.

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