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10 million books and counting - Reading is the foundation for

16 May 2024

More than a nized 390 community events across the country had all these books and I just started reading.” decade ago, the AFT and First Book joined to encourage families to send their children forces to give books to children who otherwise back for in-person learning after pandemic might not have their own. [...] Through foundation for clutched a book to his chest he declared, “I’m and the AFT’s Share My Lesson, we going straight home to put this in my library.” I have tips for parents to encourage reading and all other learning. [...] support reading success, as well as resources for Bubbling with excitement, he said, “This is the educators on the science of reading, improving first one!” Since then, the AFT and First Book literacy for English learners and hosting family have given away millions of books to thousands literacy nights. [...] And our partnership with Read- While the road to giving out 10 million books of children, educators and families through our ing Universe offers educators evidence-based has come with considerable effort and expense, Reading Opens the World program. [...] milestone worth celebrating: 10 million books But, like the boy in McDowell County, many Perhaps an even higher authority than the down—bringing joy to millions of kids and their kids don’t have books of their own.
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