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“Alive and Well” – Reading Habits of Adolescents

Dave Wendelinby Dave Wendelin
Director of NEHS

This recent post from National Public Radio caught my attention. We hear so much about the current state of adolescents’ reading habits and lots of energy is given to lamenting that many students are not readers anymore. This information argues that reading may be “alive and well.”

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“In what may come as a pleasant surprise to people who fear the Facebook generation has given up on reading — or, at least, reading anything longer than 140 characters — a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project reveals the prominent role of books, libraries and technology in the lives of young readers, ages 16 to 29. Kathryn Zickuhr, the study’s main author, joins NPR’s David Greene to discuss the results.” [Read More]