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MAY 2012

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FEATURE THE Hunger games whets students' appetites for READing By Sherry Posnick-Goodwin Photos by Scott Buschman Joshua Wong comments during a discussion of The Hunger Games. Joshua Wong didn't like reading. That changed when his teacher selected The Hunger Games as a reading assignment at Hoover Middle School in San Francisco. "I thought books were boring, but this book changed my mind," explains the eighth-grader. "The Hunger Games is a page-turner, and I never know what is going to happen next. Now I guess I should try a book to see whether it' s good or not." 16 California Educator / May 2012

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