How to Read Now by Elaine Castillo

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How to Read Now

In How to Read Now, Elaine Castillo brilliantly argues that being a good reader means learning how to interrogate and interpret the stories all around us.

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Review of ‘How to Read Now’

Elaine Castillo's How to Read Now is both a directive and a question. Castillo, a Filipinx American novelist (America Is Not the Heart), calls for readers to recognize and resist the ways that texts of all kinds center whiteness. But the book isn't only a polemic; it's also an investigation. How…

Interview with Elaine Castillo

How to Read Now takes our most aspirational notions about reading—that it builds empathy, that it combats prejudice—and turns them on their heads.

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