By Maryanne Wolf
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (August 26, 2008)
This book marks a new dawn in the understanding of reading: it confronts the modern classroom with the dawn of reading itself. In telling both the history of reading cultures and the development of reading in the individual reading child, Wolf leads us to see a deeper intellectual value in reading, as well as a new understanding of dyslexia.
Nicholas Ostler, author of Empires of Word