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Jim Westcott

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in Rochester, The United States
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Jerry Spinelli, S.E. Hinton, Andrew Clements, Jack Gantos

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I taught Special Education at the Intermediate level for 15 years. Currently, I write early middle grade books geared toward reluctant readers, especially boys. My Jack's Tales series targets reluctant readers that need more than simple chapterbooks and leveled readers, but aren't ready to tackle longer middle grade novels.

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Hmmm. I wonder if it was true then, say decades ago, like when I was a young lad, reading Treasure Island and a Wrinkle in Time. You know, how boys lag in reading. How boys don't like to read a lot of fiction. I'm not sure.


I wonder though, if boys have always showed less interest in reading.. At least this is what most are saying these days. It does make you wonder.

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