Non-fiction


Mary Cronk Farrell

Location: WA, US

Positions: Parent Author


Hi, I just read a great post over on Marc Aronson’s blog “Non-Fiction Matters” on the School Library Journal website.

He talks about reading non-fiction for pleasure, not just for writing reports, doing homework, etc. Though boys often enjoy non-fiction, many people do not think it’s as fun to read as fiction. So Marc suggests librarians list the pleasures they get from non-fiction and put the list in the library and invite people to add their own.

I love non-fiction that is well-written because it is just as exciting as fiction. I get a thrill thinking, “wow” that really happened. And as Marc says in his follow-up today, learning about people in the past helps me understand more about myself. How about you?

What do you enjoy about reading non-fiction? Mary

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