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View Resource To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence

In 2004, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) published their groundbreaking report, "Reading at Risk," which took a critical look at voluntary reading patterns and test scores, and revealed some rather dire trends along the way. November 2007 saw the publication of another thought-provoking report, "To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence." This 100-page report offers a...

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/ToRead.pdf
View Resource Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a program, initiated by public television and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, that addresses how young children learn to read, why they struggle to read, and how adults can help. The Reading Rockets website takes a multimedia approach to getting information out to parents and educators. To read the site in Spanish, click on "En espanol" halfway down the page, on the...

http://www.readingrockets.org/
View Resource Read.gov

The Center for the Book, in the Library of Congress, was established in the late 1970s to promote reading, literacy and libraries. Their website offers a great many "Resources" on the menu on the left side of any page, including "Author Webcasts", "Booklists", and "Local/Community Resources". The "Author Webcasts" include videos of such authors as Tom Gjelten, Stephenie Meyer, Chinua Achebe, and...

http://www.read.gov/
View Resource Nine years later, Oprah Winfrey and Jonathan Franzen meet again

Franzen On The Book, The Backlash, His Background http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129747555 A touch of Franzenfreude http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/sep/19/books-franzen-gender-wars-reviews Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner Speak Out On Franzen Feud http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-pinter/jodi-picoult-jennifer-weiner-franzen_b_693143.html Publishers...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2010/0924
View Resource Center for the Book

Created in 1984, the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress has been dedicated to creating affiliate centers in the 50 states. These affiliates (and the Center, of course) work together to "sponsor programs that highlight their area's literary heritage and call attention to the importance of books, reading, literacy and libraries." On their website, visitors can learn about the affiliate...

http://www.read.gov/cfb/
View Resource Pew Internet & American Life Project: The Rise of E-Reading

How many people are reading e-books? How often do they read them? These are but a few of the queries that animated this recent research study by a team of five staff members at the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The 68-page report was released in April 2012, and visitors can read the document in its entirety, or peruse the overview offered here. Based on their polling, the authors found...

http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2012/04/04/the-rise-of-e-re...
View Resource Choices Reading Lists

The International Reading Association has crafted these Choices Reading Lists for librarians, teachers, students, and anyone else with a passion for reading. There are three sets: Children’s Choices, Young Adults' Choices, and Teachers' Choices. Each list is fully annotated with additional information such as fact sheets, information on the texts selected, and some information about the criteria...

https://literacyworldwide.org/get-resources/reading-lists