One Child Reading

One Child Reading

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"In a significant and unique contribution to our understanding of reading and literacy development, Margaret Mackey draws together memory, textual criticism, social analysis, and reading theory in an extraordinary act of self-study. One Child Reading reflects a remarkable academic undertaking. Seeking a deeper sense of what happens when we read, Mackey revisited the texts she read, viewed, listened to, and played as she became literate in the 1950s and 1960s in St. John's, Newfoundland. This tremendous sweep of reading included school texts, knitting patterns, and games, as well as hundreds of books. The result is not a memoir but rather a deftly theorized exploration of how a reader is constructed. This is an essential book for librarians, classroom teachers, those involved in literacy development, and all serious readers."--
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada :, The University of Alberta Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9781772120394
Branch Call Number: 418.4 MAC 2016
Characteristics: 567 pages : illustrations

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Over 40's who like biography will enjoy this book! It is the story of a Canadian girl wove through her experience as a reader, everything from Nancy Drew and Bobbsy Twins to Chatelaine and Ladies Home Journal. Book has some great photos of Brownie accomplishment cards; old cookbooks we all had in mother's cupboard and old story books published in Britain for children throughout the Empire. I don't think millennial will 'get' this book. But for those of us who can remember getting the family's first TV and trips to the library before everything was on Google.... this is a lovely story of Canadian girlhood in the baby-boom era.

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