Readers understand and make meaning from what they read

Strong Girls Read Strong Books

By Renita Schmidt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, and Amanda Haertling Thein, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Iowa College of Education

The authors explain how they go about selecting texts for their afterschool reading club that helps girls grow into strong women through reading books featuring strong female protagonists. They also highlight key practices they have found useful in reading and responding to those texts.