Reader Come Home--The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Reader Come Home--The Reading Brain in a Digital World by MaryAnne Wolf takes a sober, balanced look at the changes technology is making to the reading brain. It is written in the form of letters with lots of examples and anecdotes to go with the facts. It makes you think about the impact our distracting screens have on “deep” reading. Reading actually began a relatively short 6,000 years ago on the human continuum and our brains quickly developed to accommodate this new way to understand words. Our compromised attention spans work against “deep reading” but she is cautiously optimistic we will find a path that preserves the advantages of the reading life. (Non-Fiction)