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Seg. 1: Learning How To Read. Seg. 2: Young Adult Books By Area Authors.

Segment 1: How do you learn how to read?

Reading is an important life skill that starts at an early age. But how do kids actually learn how to do it? There is research, of course, but implementing the findings is more complicated that you might think.


Segment 2, beginning at 28:04: Meet some local young adult fiction authors.

The KC area is home to a surprising number of young adult fiction writers. We talk with a few of them to find out more about the YA genre — and what's unique about writing for this age group.

Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at, or on Twitter.