"Badly drawn, badly written,and badly printed - a strain on theyoung eyes and young nervous systems –the effects of these pulp-papernightmares is that of a violent stimulant.Their crude blacks and reds spoils achilds natural sense of colour; theirhypodermic injection of sex and murdermake the child impatient with better,though quieter, stories. Unless we want a coming generation even more ferocious than the present one,parents and teachers throughout America must band together to break the `comic magazine."
"For now and for the foreseeable future, any serious readerwill have to know how to travel down two very differentroads simultaneously. No one should avoid the broad,smooth, and open road that leads through the screen.But if you want to know what one of Coleridge’s annotatedbooks or an early “Spider-Man” comic really looks andfeels like, or if you just want to read one of thosemillions of books which are being digitized, you stillhave to do it the old way, and you will have tofor decades to come." Anthony Grafton, “Future Reading”
Imagine you have an internship with a statelegislator interested in literacy issues.She has asked you to give a short presentationsummarizing what the research says aboutyouth and reading. Using data from these twostudies, how would you summarize their findings?Which findings would you point out arecontradictory or problematic?She really likes bullet points. If you were tosummarize these findings in four or fivebullet points, what would they say?
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All US Books Published , 2010 ~ $28 Billion trade k12 higher ed prof/schol2011 sales:Ebooks up 117% (but still only 20% of market)Audio up 25%Hardcover down 18%Trade paper down 16%Mass market paper down 36%