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Comic Book Reading, Reading Enjoyment, and Pleasure Reading among Middle Class and Chapter 1 Middle School Students.

@article{Ujiie1996ComicBR,
  title={Comic Book Reading, Reading Enjoyment, and Pleasure Reading among Middle Class and Chapter 1 Middle School Students.},
  author={Joanne Ujiie and Stephen D. Krashen},
  journal={Reading Improvement},
  year={1996},
  volume={33},
  pages={51-54}
}
Contrary to the view of some writers (Wertham, 1954), research shows that comic book readings does not replace other kinds of reading. Comic book readers, in gerneral, read as much as non-comic book readers (Witty, 1941; Heisler, 1947; Bailyn, 1959; Swain, 1978) and the results of one study suggest they read more (Blakely, 1958). Krashen (1993) suggests that comic book reading and other kinds of light reading may serve as an important bridge from everyday "conversational" language to what… 

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