March 2022

Listen up: Reading Aloud Will Change Your Life!

Meghan Cox Gurdon discusses her research for “The Enchanted Hour,” and why reading aloud together makes us smarter, happier and more closely connected.

Meghan Cox Gurdon

Meghan Cox Gurdon is the author of the acclaimed 2019 work of nonfiction, “The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction.”  She’s also a weekly columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where she writes about children’s books every Saturday, and a co-host of the Femsplainers podcast....

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