Monday, November 19, 2007


"The poorest Americans who read did twice as much volunteering and charity work as the richest who did not read. The habit of regular reading awakens something inside a person that makes him or her take their own life more seriously and at the same time develops the sense that other people's lives are real."

-NEA Chairman Dana Gioia. This line is a bright spot in an article about reading rates among young people, which have been in a nosedive for the last 20 years.

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