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Literate Lives in the Information Age: Narratives of Literacy from the United States

Author: Cynthia L. Selfe, Gail E. Hawisher
Publisher: Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004
Review Published: December 2006

 REVIEW 1: Lisa A. Kirby
 AUTHOR RESPONSE: Cynthia L. Selfe and Gail E. Hawisher

We would like to thank the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies for featuring our book Literate Lives in the Information Age: Narratives of Literacy from the United States. The collection, we hope, reflects our continuing admiration for the 20 co-authors whose stories we feature in these chapters -- and attests to their inventiveness, determination, and skill in shaping digital landscapes to meet their literacy needs, even when existing social formations like race, class, gender, and culture make such work exceedingly difficult.

In particular, we would like to thank Lisa A. Kirby for her cogent and incisive review of this book and the stories of participants. They are very close to our hearts, and she has done them justice. She captures so well the spirit of the book and, for that, we are grateful indeed.

We would also like to encourage readers who like this book to look for Gaming Lives in the 21st Century: Literate Connections. With this next book, which is scheduled to be published in March 2007, we have tried to extend the insights gleaned from Literate Lives into the world of video games. We can only hope that, in so doing, the book begins to live up to its predecessor. Many thanks for your interest in our work. For that we are grateful as well.

Cynthia L. Selfe and Gail E. Hawisher

<selfe.2@osu.edu, hawisher@uiuc.edu>

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