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Author aims to make kids want to read

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Getting kids to read and getting kids to want to read are two separate animals.

Children's author Sarah Dooley will discuss ways to help children find books they'll love at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the West Virginia Book Festival.

Dooley's discussion, "Captive or Captivate: Inspiring Kids to Reach for Books," will explore strategies for connecting kids with books.

The author of two novels for young readers, "Livvie Owen Lived Here" and "Body of Water," Dooley holds a degree in education from Marshall University and has taught special education at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

The West Virginia Book Festival, to take place Oct. 13-14 at the Charleston Civic Center, celebrates books and reading and offers something for all age groups. A variety of authors will attend, participating in book signings, readings, workshops and lectures. Children can expect special programs and activities geared toward kids.

Admission to the festival is free.


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