Maryanne Wolf

author of “Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World;” Director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at UCLA

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Professor of Child Development at Tufts University and Director of its Center for Reading and Language Research; author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

Maryanne Wolf on KCRW

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The Internet and e-books are taking over the reading market, for better or worse: 10 percent this year, 20 percent next year, possibly a majority by 2015.

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