Odds and Bookends: October 9

Battling the Scourge of Illiteracy
With nearly 30 million Americans unable to ready, CBS News’ Byron Pitts looks at some personal stories of illiteracy, including his own.

America’s 10 Brainiest States
A new study ranks the ‘brain health’ of all 50 states, noting that reading for pleasure is pastime choice in states with high scores. How did your state do?

The Same Pooh Bear, but an Otter Has Arrived

Check out this piece on “Return to the Hundred Acre Wood,” the first authorized sequel to the A. A. Milne classic Winnie-the-Pooh books in more than 80 years

An Interview with Maurice Sendak
In advance of Wild Things Week NYC (October 12–16), NYCGO’s Steven Heller sat down with Sendak about the upcoming movie and his childhood in New York city.

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