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Dorie Raybuck

About Dorie Raybuck

Dorie Raybuck is a nationally board certified library media specialist at East Jessamine Middle School in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Field Notes: “This Is Too Much!” Why Verse Novels Work for Reluctant Readers

Novels in verse have earned their place in the mainstream of children’s and young adult literature — Exhibit A: Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover winning the Newbery Medal — and this is good news for reluctant readers, especially reluctant middle-grade and middle-school readers. Compared to a conventional novel, a novel in verse has perhaps half the […]