Is this the most illiterate generation so far?

October 5, 2008

Dave Eggers says NO!

The truth is that American publishers put out 411,000 individual titles last year, an all-time record, and netted $25 billion–hardly a sagging industry. And those kids who have abandoned books for electronic media? Since 2002, juvenile book sales have shown compound annual growth of 4.6 percent for hardcover books and 2.1 percent for paperbacks.