The value of young people reading fiction--in particular fantasy

Author: Robert B. Sloan
Book: The Eagle, the Cave, and the Footbridge

Robert B. Sloan discusses the value of young adults reading fantasy. This is an author interview after the release of Sloan's debut novel Hamelin Stoop: The Eagle, the Cave, and the Footbridge.

Excerpt: "Reading is so powerful because it transports us into the minds of other characters and into other scenes and places. It broadens our experience because great writing allows us to be absorbed into someone else’s life and situation and to live those out."…more


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