Written by: Maggie Duff When the typical Akronite embarks on a quest for culture in the city, he or she generally visits EJ Thomas Hall, the Akron Art Museum, local galleries or maybe even a jazz club or a house show. Yet, there is a quieter side of expression that has been missing from our [...]
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Suess expressed frequently in his books that the path to bettering one’s place in life is through education, particularly through reading. However, the question is no longer where we will go through the reading of books, but instead where the physical books are going.
In a society that prides itself on advancements in technology, where does the traditional print book fit into the picture?
Jeannette Walls, author of The University of Akron’s common reading book for 2011, “The Glass Castle,” visited EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall Wednesday night to deliver the First Year Lecture address “Literacy: The Keys to the Castle.”
The author shared many of the anecdotes of her tumultuous life that appear in her bestselling memoir to stress to students and guests in the audience the importance of their own stories.