Teenage Suicide

Teenage Suicide

consensus-"Nan had a pad. Nan had a tan pad. Dad ran. Dad ran to the pad."-are hardly the stuff of epics. Bored, children "read them with less facility," said the authors. "Publishers, in re- sponse, make the books even simpler."
Other attempts to spice up textbooks have, in fact, worked against reading. Some publishers have doubled the space devoted to illustra- tions, making the printed text even less appealing comparison. Others emphasize play; in one well-known...

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