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Volume 96, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0013-8274
  • E-ISSN: 2161-8895


To teach reading to a transient population of incarcerated young men on Rikers Island, Dave Iasevoli utilized the students’ desire for knowledge and their talent for storytelling, humor, and acting to engage them. Students embodied the characters by reading aloud from the novel The Planet of Junior Brown, from which discussions about obesity, civil rights, and compassion emerged.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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