“Faculty Friday: Michelle Martin” by Matthew Leib

For Michelle Martin, the Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services at the University of Washington’s Information School, reading’s best lessons aren’t found in the book, but in the binding.

“Sharing books is as much about relationship building as it is about skill development,” she says of literature’s connective quality. “There’s a difference between reading a story and telling a story. There’s this immersive quality when you are there with the storyteller.” Read more here.