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nancy-devine's picture
Jul.06.2010
Because I'm a California native, I spent my childhood socializing with a diverse population that's become more diverse with every year.  My best friend in sixth grade had just arrived from Sweden, my love-scorn interest of the same age was Andrew Weinstein, recently arrived from New York, and a...
pauline-rowson's picture
Jun.26.2010
Research by the National Literacy Trust  in the UK has confirmed that young people's reading ability is linked strongly to their access to books at home as well as parental encouragement to read. The research, which involved more than 17,000 young people, showed 80% of children who read above the...
jason-thibeault's picture
Jun.25.2010
There are a host of literacy, reading, and writing causes around the world. From Reading is Fundamental to the NEA's Read Across America, we at Dime Novel Publishing feel it's our obligation to lend our support (however we can) to many of these organizations especially in light of one of the...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.07.2010
Well - yes - Kafka would not approve of this  book cover. And - oui - it is an error to state the insect in Kafka's famous story was a cockroach. Still. 'A' for effort, say I.Giant Roach Teaches Students About Literacy A Giant cockroach made its way across FSU's campus on Wednesday February 3rd,...
carolyn-burns-bass's picture
Dec.21.2009
We had a night of surprises during our BOOKS ARE GREAT GIFTS auction of signed books last Friday. Thanks to our kind-hearted authors who donated books and the enthusiastic bidders who bought them, we raised $1300 in book sales, plus two individuals gave additional donations that brought the...
kate-marshall's picture
Sep.25.2009
Ike still slips sometimes and calls himself illiterate, but he's not.  Not anymore. He knows it, but it's hard to stop seeing himself that way.  For the last ten years he's fought hard to learn reading and writing skills with the help of a tutor at Project Second Chance, an adult literacy program...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jun.24.2009
A few times, I have set about to read a novel written in a language not my first.  Every time I have engaged in this behavior, the process has been unlike any reading I have ever done, and I have read just about every kind of thing one can read.  But in another language, I fall into another place...
veronica-chater's picture
Apr.25.2009
Selected Journal Writings  April 24th Conversation between me and my oldest son in the car as I'm driving him to school: Me: “I’m going to the library this afternoon. Do you want me to pick up any books for you?” Daniel (15): “I hate books. When I graduate from high school I will never read another...
aberjhani's picture
Apr.07.2009
For a salute to The Poets of the Angels Please Click here  For the conclusion of The Great Old Man Mystical Poet on the Mountain, continue reading below:      They spoke mostly of failed relationships and sexual desire, with one or two venturing into the more dangerous realms of race relations and...
scott-perkins's picture
Apr.02.2009
Reuters reports that two out of three Britons lie about what books they've read in order to appear more literate and cultured than they really are. The same study indicates that rather than George Orwell, the Brits like nothing better than curling up with a little something by JK Rowling on a cold...