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Three Big Ways to Celebrate National Summer Learning Day


Mark your calendars for June 20th! It’s National Summer Learning Day – an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the importance of summer learning for all children and helping close the achievement gap. This year, we’ve teamed up with our friends

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First Book Brings 150,000 Books to Kids in Need for Summer Reading

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Today is not only the official first day of summer, it’s also National Summer Learning Day. First Book couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by bringing 150,000 brand-new books to the National Mall to stuff into backpacks

Posted in Books & Reading, First Book Partners, Literacy, Volunteers

Odds and Bookends: July 23, 2010

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The truth behind the Kindle craze This article takes a hard look at the benefits to reading print books while making the case that the Kindle and other technology will never replace traditional books. Tell us what your opinion is

Posted in Books & Reading, Literacy Links and Articles