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This shelf holds the books Powers retained in her classroom for the Young Adults Choices Project. She sent 50 books to each of the other 16 teachers in the district who are participating in the project.

Young Adult Literature explodes with new project

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Enthusiasm is not an strong enough word to describe Kim Powers' attitude toward reading.

Powers, who has taught at Hudson High School for 11 of her 14 years in the profession, had to respond when she heard students bragging about graduating from high school without reading a book.


The New Richmond native, who graduated from UW-River Falls after attending UW-La Crosse, went on to complete her master's degree in teaching and learning at St. Mary's University.

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