In a feature article by Porter Anderson in Publishing Perspectives,ubtitled:
Insights From the US, UK, India and Australia
With new attention to diversity issues, Scholastic’s sixth biennial survey adds an Australian edition, and looks extensively on reading aloud at home. The main page for the new report online, offers the American study in six areas:
- Key findings;
- What kids and parents want in children’s books;
- Reading books for fun;
- Reading aloud;
- Summer reading; and
- Favorite children’s books.
This page offers a helpful set of direct access links to those various parts of the study. Among some of the most interesting elements this time are comparative statistics on Hispanic and African-American readers and families in the American section.
And here, we can only touch on a few highlights from the report, but urge you to take advantage of its availability and give it a look.