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Why we read : on bookworms, libraries, and just one more page before lights out / Shannon Reed.

Reed, Shannon, (author.).


"We read to escape, to learn, to find love, to feel seen. We read to encounter new worlds, to discover new recipes, to find connection across difference, or simply to pass a rainy afternoon. No matter the reason, books have the power to keep us safe, to challenge us, and perhaps most importantly, to make us more fully human. Shannon Reed, a longtime teacher, lifelong reader, and New Yorker contributor, gets it. With one simple goal in mind, she makes the case that we should read for pleasure above all else. In this ... collection, Reed shares surprising stories from her life as a reader and the poignant ways in which books have impacted her students"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781335007964
  • ISBN: 1335007962
  • Physical Description: 329 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Hanover Square Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2024]

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Subject: Reed, Shannon.
Books and reading > Psychological aspects.
Reading, Psychology of.
Reading > Philosophy.
Library users.

Available copies

  • 13 of 20 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 1 current hold with 20 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 028.9 REED 2024 (Text) 0001012538023 Nonfiction New Available -

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