Why Reading Books Still Matters

Martha C. Pennington '71 and Robert P. Waxler

Why Reading Books Still Matters by Martha C. Pennington ’71 and Robert P. Waxler is a wake-up call: the book argues for the value of literature and book culture in a screen-obsessed time.

The authors maintain that a literature-infused curriculum is critical for the emotional, intellectual, and moral development of children. The selection of literary works discussed illustrates the power of literature and “the human arts” to instill values and foster change. (Routledge, 2017) 

Why Reading Books Still Matters, by Martha C. Pennington