Reader, Come Home

An online bookstudy hosted by the Atlanta Speech School


Constructing the Deep Reading Brain in a Digital World

Join the Atlanta Speech School, the Cox Campus, and Dr. Maryanne Wolf as we explore her newest book Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World.

Dr. Maryanne Wolf and other researchers have determined how we can end our country’s illiteracy epidemic and construct each child’s reading brain. They have also offered a caution: With our children so immersed in our now digital world, will learning to read be even more difficult? Are our most vulnerable children and all of our children being put at further risk?

In her book Reader, Come Home Dr. Wolf offers a call to action – construct our children’s deep reading brains through print, and use technology to fuel rather than endanger them. We are at a hinge moment! By participating in this book study, you will hear directly from a panel of literacy experts and advocates for each letter/chapter. The study will conclude with Dr. Wolf’s live-streamed Montag Lecture here at the Atlanta Speech School at 7:00 pm EST on March 12.

Please add your own thoughts and experiences to this study. For each letter, we present questions where you can join a conversation on the Cox Campus and connect with others who are engaged in this critical dialogue.


In an intimate and heartfelt message, Dr. Maryanne Wolf gives us a special thank you and welcomes you, Reader, to join this book study. Maryanne gives an insider’s view of the first two Letters, and shares her thoughts around the creation of this book. Throughout this study, she will be providing additional insights in what she calls a “New Letter.”

Comer Yates’ Welcome to Reader, Come Home

Reader, Come Home Virtual Book Study

January 9- March 12
If you have not already, you will want to read each letter in Reader, Come Home prior to watching the corresponding video and participating in our discussions. We will be releasing discussion videos for each letter weekly and encourage everyone to follow along.

Letter 3


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Montag Lecture featuring Dr. Maryanne Wolf

The study will conclude with Dr. Wolf’s live-streamed Montag Lecture at the Atlanta Speech School at 7:00 pm EST on March 12. Interested in joining in person? RSVP Today.


  1. Catherine Bundschuh

    This is fantastic! I really enjoyed Reader, Come Home and look forward to hearing everyone else’s thoughts.

  2. Kezia Bryant

    Excited about joining. And learning more

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