Technological Changes May Lead to “Reading Divide”

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog:

http://reut.rs/fZqZRe
By Elaine Lies
TOKYO, March 17 (Reuters Life!) – The rapid rise of e-books could lead to a “reading divide” as those unable to afford the new technology are left behind, even as U.S. reading and writing skills decline still further.

At particular threat are African-American communities where many students are already falling behind their majority peers in terms of literacy, said award-winning writer Marita Golden — and this despite the growing ranks of noted African-American writers, such as Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison.
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