Learning To Read

Learning To Read

Streaming Video - 2010
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Economic conditions and physical disabilities have denied the magic of reading-a gift so basic as to be taken for granted-to innumerable people. This program hosted by Alberto Manguel looks at how impediments to literacy are being overcome through the stories of literacy campaigns in Toronto and the Webequie First Nation, Canada, and a case study of how author Howard Engel copes with his struggle to regain his reading ability in the aftermath of a stroke. In addition, the withholding of literacy from African-American slaves is explored through the life story of Frederick Douglass; challenges faced by readers in antiquity are discovered by sifting through clues from ancient Italy; and theories of how reading is accomplished in the brain are considered.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2009
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) :,sd., col., digital file

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