Why Learn to Read?
The value placed on literacy has changed over time, shifting from a nineteenth-century moral imperative to a twentieth-century production necessity.
Rosa Hernández Acosta habla sobre la Campaña de Alfabetización Cubana
Armada solamente con unos cuantos libros de texto y una lámpara de queroseno, Rosa Hernández Acosta alfabetizaba en la Cuba rural sin electricidad, agua corriente ni carreteras asfaltadas.
Rosa Hernández Acosta on the Cuban Literacy Campaign
Armed with just some textbooks and a kerosene lantern, Rosa Hernández Acosta taught literacy in rural Cuba without electricity, running water, or paved roads.
Who Decides Which Books Are “Great?”
The concept of “Great Books," the historian Tim Lacy explains, developed in the late nineteenth century as an attempt to foster a “democratic culture.”
Is Fan Fiction a Helpful Literacy Tool?
Some teachers are adapting to the internet age by trying to understand the "new literacies" of today's students.
How Archie Got His Groove Back
The setup of Archie Comics was straightforward, as was its protagonist. But the success of Riverdale speaks to the Archieverse's surprising fluidity.
Is Audio Really the Future of the Book?
The upsurge in audiobooks and podcasts illustrates our heightened interest in digital storytelling, but does listening really count as reading?
Student Writing in the Digital Age
Essays filled with "LOL" and emojis? College student writing today actually is longer and contains no more errors than it did in 1917.