Welcome to the Cerritos College Reading Department



If you can read this, thank a teacher.
~ Anonymous Teacher ~


Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

~ Mortimer J. Adler ~


When I look back, I am so impressed again

with the life-giving power of literature.

If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of

myself in the world, I would do that again by reading,

just as I did when I was young.

~ Maya Angelou ~


Reading Department Faculty

Reading Classes and SLO's

Reading Tutorials


I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading opened to me.
I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the
course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke in me
some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
~ Malcolm X ~

No matter how busy you may think you are,
you must find time for reading,
or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
~ Atwood H. Townsend ~

For books are more than books, they are the life,
the very heart and core of ages past,
the reason why men lived and worked and died,
the essence and quintessence of their lives.
~ Amy Lowell ~