Posted by: jaredseay | April 30, 2009

Gamers Are Readers

A recent article entitled “Gamers are Readers”  in “School Library Journal” (April 2009, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p24-25)  ” discusses providing readers’ advisory to students who are avid video game players. It suggests finding literary parallels to different genres of video games, such as action or shooter games, strategy and simulation games, and adventure or role-playing games. A list of recommended book characteristics and book titles for school libraries is included.”

From the abstract: Academic Search Premier

Article authors:  Lori Easterwood (leasterwood@saclibrary.org) is a Teen/Adult Librarian at the Sacramento Public Library.  Lindsey Patrick Wesson (lindseywesson@mac.com) is the Continuing Education Coordinator for the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

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