What Makes a Book Great?
Worlds Awaiting - Season 1, Episode 17 , Segment 1
Episode: What Makes Books Great? Introducing Art to Children
- Jun 25, 2016 5:30 pm
- 11:39 mins
We pose the question "What makes a book great?" to Jon Ostenson, an English professor at BYU. What if the answer isn’t merely a matter of personal tastes? Ostenson specializes in literature for teens and young adults. He suggests that we make the effort as adults to read a little more widely so we can better understand what our teens are reading. Having taught Junior High and High School English in Utah, he presently teaches courses in adolescent literature and publishes on the topic.