Read the book or watch the movie?
As a librarian, I'm sure you're on board with reading the book first (they're almost always better) and then watch the movie. But how many of our patrons actually will read the book first? Of course, we have our die hard (see what I just did there?) readers who will read the book first, but how many of our patrons even realize the amazing literature that is available that *shockingly* was first a book?
Easy displays that take up little space are books vs. movies or a this vs. that. We can easily find movie posters that will color copy to an 8.5 x 11 page and place the book right next to the movie. Ask students to decide which is better. (Another simple display would be to compare a new television series to the books that were the basis for the series.)
Stephen King is the answer.
The question is, which living author has the most books made into movies?
Of course we are aware of the recent hit movies, Where the Crawdads Sing, but plenty of other books have been made into movies, even more specifically teen movies. A simple internet search will reveal plenty of titles that you already have in your library.
Picking up a good book is as simple as pressing play.
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