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Take THAT Summer Slide! 15,000 Books to Kids in DC

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Recently, we took a hard look at the effects of Summer Slide on children without access to books. We also saw the incredible effects that providing books over the summer, not only to children in general, but to children from

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Odds and Bookends: August 6, 2010

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Study shows ‘kids learn best when they are allowed to select their own books’ Combating the “summer slide” can be easier than most educators and parents think. Studies have demonstrated that rather than forcing a summer reading list on children,

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“Let’s Read. Let’s Move” with the First Lady

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It’s easy to get up in the morning and go to work at First Book.  I work with a fantastic group of people and I spend most of my day collaborating with amazing nonprofits and government agencies, which in turn leads

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