Poor Kids Need Books

Poor Kids Need Books

Study after study has shown that children from poor families, especially those living below the poverty line, tend not to perform as well as children from wealthier families. There have been a lot of arguments to explain this, and it’s not uncommon for those arguments...
Marley Dias and Her 4000 Books

Marley Dias and Her 4000 Books

Marley Dias is only eleven, but she’s noticed something that slips right by many adults. Something about the books she reads for school. They’re not about her. She loves to read, but even at the age of ten, she was tired of reading books about white boys,...
Start Reading Young

Start Reading Young

When teachers are asked what they wish parents would do to jump-start their young children before entering school, they almost universally have one answer: Get your kid reading. Now, we live in an era when ‘school’ commonly starts with early-admission...
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