"The Literacy Labyrinth" is written to provide students with a broad introduction to knowledge about literacy learning and teaching. It presents a comprehensive range of current and classical theoretical perspectives in a balanced yet challenging way, encouraging the reader to examine their reactions to theory and form their own informed approach to literacy teaching and learning. It is also suitable for graduates wishing to update their knowledge. The book may be read with its companion volume "The Literacy Lexicon," or it may be read entirely independently. The reader is given a choice about how to read the text. They may read it straight through. Or they may choose to follow up all or some of the suggestions for further reading to gain deeper knowledge about particular issues. This includes reference to the companion volume of readings, "The Literacy Lexicon." They are also given the option of pausing for discussion in order to do the suggested activities. In this way "The Literacy Labyrinth" attempts to give the reader a number of options to achieve new depths of understanding about literacy issues.