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.
What We’re Reading 2021
Mini book reports from your favorite bloggers and editors here at JSTOR Daily.
How Reading Got Farm Women Through the Depression
They worked over sixty hours a week but were also insatiable readers.
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.
The Reading Rooms Designed to Protect Women from “Library Loafers”
In the late 1800s, American women began to move more freely in public. In response, public libraries created sex-segregated reading rooms, intended to keep women in their proper place.
John Green spoke with The English Journal about his writing, how English teachers can connect with young readers, advice for young writers, and more.
Is Your Kids’ Summer Reading Actually Helping Them?
Some studies have found that simply getting kids to pick up a book during the summer may not actually help that much. What actually works?
Speed Reading and Comprehension
Does "speed reading" always decrease comprehension?