Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Calling All Readers

March 28, 1993

In an era of decreasing commitment to literacy--how else to explain the failure of the state, for instance, to adequately fund the libraries?--it is no surprise that most students, too, are bypassing books. Instead, they look elsewhere for information, for entertainment, for experiences.

I would like to invite you to write to my high school students about your experiences with books, perhaps telling them what role books and literature have played in your life. I would be just as interested in hearing from the 6-year-old about her favorite book as the 60-year-old whose life was changed by the reading of a book.

Send your letters to Jim Burke, Burlingame High School, Burlingame, CA 94010. Thank you, and keep reading.

JIM BURKE

California Assn.

of Teachers of English

BURLINGAME

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|