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Volume 94, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0360-9170
  • E-ISSN: 1943-2402


Through a series of interviews with teachers, parents, and the students themselves, this article explores the unique experiences of how two African American adolescent readers with learning disabilities made personal connections to literature during their middle school years. Participant voices then tell the story of how these two individuals became more motivated readers in early adolescence, an occurrence that coincided with measurable gains in reading achievement.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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