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Challenges to Reading and Readers

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Novelist David Toscana recently wrote a New York Times op-ed calling his home country, Mexico, “the country that stopped reading.”

A letter writer who teaches English contends that the United States, too, is becoming “a nation of non-readers.”

Times Book Review features and children’s books editor Pamela Paul then reflected on “Reading, Writing, and Video Games.”  According to her:

“It’s important to realize early on that mastery often requires persevering through tedious, repetitive tasks and hard-to-grasp subject matter.”

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