It was difficult enough to convince young adults that literature had something to offer when I was in high school. With an increasing number of opportunities for distraction, I imagine that it's even more difficult now.
Well, I hope that we can be of some service in that regard. I represent a small group called Bibliofile, which has the aims of promoting literacy by showing how all roads lead back to books. In that way, we hope to build tools for English literature educators, so that it will make the seminal part of their jobs easier. The scope of this project is broad, but we're starting to hit milestones in order to make that happen. Since I know that your time is brief, I'll try to convey as much as possible with brevity. So, I give you one of our tangible creations that could function as such a tool:
Hopefully, this widget will function as an example of our lofty aims. Even though it's an early version, we intend for it to be a tool used by educators, in order to stir the interest of young adults. We even hope that such a tool could be an integral part of homework assignments. For example, a student would pick a song-book relationship and explain the connection between the song's lyrics and the book. In any case, I would be very interested to hear your opinion about the widget or about our project in general. You can find out more about us at:
I look forward to hearing back from any of you, and I thank you for your time and consideration. They are greatly appreciated, just as your vocation is appreciated.
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