Episode 132: The who, what and how of Teen Reading

December 5, 2023

In episode 132 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

The who, what and how of Teen Reading


Keeping teens reading can be a challenge, but what’s really going on? We talk to Deakin University research fellow Dr Bronwyn Reddan from the Teen Reading Project about teens and reading in the digital age – and it’s fascinating. 


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‘Stuck up and Stupid’ by Angourie Rice and Kate Rice 

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The First Summer of Callie McGee by A. L. Tait

Teacher, Teacher: Stories of Inspirational Educators, edited by Megan Daley

The Beehive by Megan Daley, ill. by Max Hamilton (Feb 2024, preorders available)

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Teen Reading research


Teen reading in the digital era


Teen readingDr Bronwyn Reddan is a Research Fellow at Deakin University working on the ARC linkage project “Discovering a ‘Good Read’: Cultural Pathways to Reading for Australian Teens in a Digital Age”.

You can find out more about the project here. 



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