What are your rights as a reader? First off, you have the right NOT to read. You also have the right to read out loud and the right to skip parts of the book. That’s according to a fabulous book by Daniel Pennac called ‘Rights of the Reader’ published by Walker Books in 2006. Pennac is a French author and the book is available translated into English. In it, he discusses his experiences teaching in what he calls “challenging” schools.

The below visual is published by Walker Books and is a great thing to have up in your classroom or by your bedside as you read (or don’t read, as it were).



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