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Reader Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Maryanne Wolf.
Item #: D10507
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 260 / 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins.
ISBN: 9780062388780
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In the past two decades, the world has gone digital, raising concerns about how an over-reliance on technology affects children's attention span, critical reasoning, and ability to empathize. The process of reading a printed text goes back thousands of years, and this simple action nurtures our minds in ways that we still don't fully understand. Recognizing that it isn't an either/or dilemma, the author of Proust and the Squid blends historical, literary, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and warm anecdotes to illuminate complex ideas that culminate in an optimistic proposal for a bi-literate reading brain.

 

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