The Reading Tribe

(2 customer reviews)

$34.95 + GST

“Reading is as important as feeling the sun on your face,” says award-winning singer Che Fu. In The Reading Tribe, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, rugby legend Sir Richie McCaw, writer Selina Tusitala Marsh and 24 other prominent Kiwis talk about how important reading has been in their lives. They share the books they loved as children, books that helped them succeed in their chosen fields, and books they want you to read … because reading them would be like feeling the sun on your face.

South Auckland-based teacher-writer, David Riley, wrote The Reading Tribe to inspire young readers to pick up a book, to let them know that the coolest Kiwis love a good read – whether it’s a graphic novel, a page-turning thriller, an inspiring biography, or a childhood favourite.

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ISBN 9780473483463

166 pages

255mm x 200mm

2 reviews for The Reading Tribe

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  2. Reading Warrior

    I would like to recommend to all librarians the book ‘The Reading Tribe’, by David Riley. Each chapter is about a legendary New Zealander talking about their experience with books and reading, and the books that made a difference for them on their riding journey.

    As we enter our third year of covid the effect of many months of lockdown and isolations (especially in Auckland) are becoming clear. For students, time at home is time away from books and reading, and screen time has increased hugely.
    And as a result, reading engagement has fallen to new lows.

    So it is inspirational to have a book like this as a resource to push back and show how real people connect to reading.
    I have picked some of the stories and turned them into posters, and used these as the focus of a library display.

    I am always pleased to have the opportunity to support New Zealand authors and local stories.If you buy the book please consider buying it directly from David’s website Reading Warrior, that way there are less middlemen taking a cut .

    Best regards
    David Ackery
    Waitakere College

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