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Children’s literacy practices and preferences: Harry Potter and beyond

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Published
Publication date15/04/2016
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)1138841234, 9781138841239
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Literacy
PublisherRoutledge

Abstract

Over the past few decades there have been intense debates in education surrounding children’s literacy achievement and ways to promote reading, particularly that of boys. The Harry Potter book series has been received enthusiastically by very many children, boys and girls alike, but has also been constructed in popular and media discourses as a children’s, particularly a boys’, literacy saviour. Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences: Harry Potter and Beyond provides empirical evidence of young people’s reported literacy practices and views on reading, and of how they see how the Harry Potter series as having impacted their own literacy. The volume explores and debunks some of the myths surrounding Harry Potter and literacy, and contextualizes these within children’s wider reading.