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District 833 wants to see more boys interested in books

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Devin Carlton, Oltman Junior High School seventh-grader, didn't like reading in sixth grade. This year, in Amy Johnson's reading class, he changed his mind.


"I love reading," he said. "I really like fantasy books and I get to choose the books I read."

Fellow seventh-grader Shane Ferlaak said he hasn't been convinced yet. He reads what is necessary for school assignments, but "I'm not a reader," he said.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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