Aliteracy in America. The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. Mark Twain. Definitions of Aliteracy. A lack of the reading habit in capable readers The ability to read without the desire. Discouraging Facts.
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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.
“Ours is a culture of the Book. Our democracy is built on books and reading. This tradition is now threatened by the twin menaces of illiteracy and aliteracy.”
Daniel J. Boorstin
“Aliteracy is tearing apart our culture. If you don’t read much you really don’t know much. You’re dangerous.”
Dormant readers-read when they feel they have the time.
Uncommitted readers-don’t care much for reading, but could grow to like it.
Unmotivated readers-dislike reading and express negative attitudes about readers.