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How to keep young readers from ditching Dickens and chucking Chaucer

KUOW Photo/Soraya Marashi

Breaking up with Shakespeare? Done with Dickens?  Between misrepresentations, boring language, and distracting covers, reading classical literature can seem like a chore. Join RadioActivians Soraya Marashi and Zuheera Ali as they explore youth’s broken relationship with classical literature and how we can help mend the ties.

In this podcast…

  • Learn how one woman uses classical literature as decoration around her house rather than reading material.
  • Discover the importance of minorities’ perspective and representation in literature.
  • Discover places other than books where we can be exposed to quality literature.
  • Learn why the classics are still important to us today.

This podcast was produced in RadioActive's Intro to Journalism Workshop for 16-18-year-olds. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter.