Book Review: Encourage Reading from the Start

Lisa Hunt


Fans of Pat R. Scales are already familiar with her work for both Book List and School Library Journal. As a collection of her articles, essays, and interviews, Encourage Reading from the Startsupports librarians working with children’s and young adult literature. In “How Reading Shapes Us,” Scales discusses how the concept of “family” has evolved into a more diverse definition. Scales highlights authors, like Patricia Polacco, who have built a career drawing on family stories, leading readers to expand their world views through exposure to both familiar and diverse familial structures.

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