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Children's Literacy Practices and Preferences : Harry Potter and Beyond (Hardcover) (Jane Sunderland &
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In education, there are intense debates surrounding children’s literacy achievement and ways to promote reading, particularly with young boys. TheHarry Potter book series has proven successful in transforming children’s reading and drawing enthusiasm from both boys and girls alike.Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences: Harry Potter and Beyond provides empirical evidence of young people’s reported literacy practices and views on reading, and how theHarry Potter series has impacted their own academic achievements. The volume explores and debunks some of the myths surroundingHarry Potter and literacy, and contextualizes these in children’s wider reading collections.