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Bad Marxism: Capitalism and Cultural Studies
Hutnyk, John
Book
2004
Cultural Studies commonly claims to be a radical discipline. This book thinks that's a bad assessment. After an introduction critiquing the so-called 'Marxism' of the academy, Hutnyk provides detailed...
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
Doidge, Norman
Book
2007
Doidge explains neuroplasticity and shows that the brain is not a collection of specialized parts but a dynamic organ and can rewire and rearrange itself as the need arises.
Challenged Books List
Article
2004
A partial list of books subjected to censorship attempts in Canada from the early 1980s to 2003.
Freedom to Read Week
Website
Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom.
A History of Reading
Manguel, Alberto
Book
1996
An exploration of what it means to be a reader of books.
The Library at Night
Manguel, Alberto
Book
2006
The Library at Night tells the story of the important role of libraries in human civilization and how books are an essential link between the individual and the world.
Marguerite has come a long way
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
Literacy student writes her own story.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 30, 2017: Affirming life, resisting war, reporting UFOs
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
What do we do when those in power recklessly put the future of the entire planet at risk with their acts of aggression and military provocations, while they ignore the growing disaster of climate chan...
P.I.S.E.M. Materials: Questions Immigrants Raise; Immigrant Life in Toronto; Themes for English language training of Portuguese
Slide Show
1977
Audio-visual materials designed for use in small groups with immigrants to give them information about dealing with alienating elements in their environment.
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Nafisi, Azar
Book
2003
Reading the "unreadable" Marx
McQueen, Humphrey
Article
2005
Many who have not read Marx have heard that he is “unreadable,” but in this article Humphery McQueen celebrates the colour and humour of Marx’s writing, the use of metaphor, paradox, pun, irony, class...
Review: Ashwin Desai, Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island
Rhodes, Jason
Article
2016
A book review: Ashwin Desai, Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island.
Teaching adults to read
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
Becoming literate is an important way for people to gain more control and power over their lives.
We Make the Road By Walking: Conversations on education and social change
Horton, Myles; Freire, Paulo
Book
1990
Horton, the founder of the Highlander Folk School, and Freire, a Brazilian education leader, are from two different backgrounds, but their shared views on the use of participatory education in bringin...
You Can't Read This: Forbidden Books, Lost Writing, Mistranslations, and Codes
Ross, Val
Book
2006
Written for children ages ten and up, You Can't Read This explores the development of alphabets, the decoding of ancient languages, and censorship in Ancient Rome and modern America.

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UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...

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Don't Forget!
Easy Exercises for a Better Memory At Any Age
Lapp, Danielle C.
1987
Exercises for memory training.
The Guide to Reading
Abbott, Dr. Lyman; Dickenson, Asa Don et. al.
1922
In every home there ought to be books that are friends. In every day, at least in every week, there ought to be some time which can be spent in cultivating their friendship.
A Reader on Reading
Manguel, Alberto
2010
A collection of essays addressing the importance of reading and writing books in our journey of self-discovery and exploration of the world.
Reading Pictures
A History of Love and Hate
Manguel, Alberto
2000
A meditation on the questions we ask ourselves when standing in front of a piece of art.
The Woman Reader
Jack, Belinda
2012
Belinda Jack's history of women's reading and the ceaseless controversies it has inspired, explores what and how women of widely differing cultures have read through the ages.
Young Iraqis hope the Written Word can Reinvigorate a New Generation
Arraf, Jane
2014
An informal lending library uses literary heritage to remind young Baghdadis they don't need to emigrate to escape daily travails.