Features the innovative people and programs who spread the love of books and reading culture in our nation’s high poverty areas.
Governor's Early Literacy Foundation
23:45Director James Pond explains how almost 45 million books have found their way to Tennessee’s children in the work to end book deserts.
My Very Own Library
35:14A Chicago-based community literacy program provides students with educational programming and book fairs to #endbookdeserts.
Summer Reading 2021
28:51Discover the partnership between Scholastic and Save the Children to #endbookdeserts and engage kids nationwide in summer reading.
25:35Discover how former Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi went from ice skating to literacy activist and the work of her foundation Always Dream to #endbookdeserts.
Reading is Fundamental
33:04Since 1966, this literacy giant has been leading the field in the work to #endbookdeserts
We Need Diverse Books
35:11Join Cornelius Minor and Nawal Qarooni Casiano in a conversation about books and programs that reflect the stories of our diverse children.
Madison Reading Project
20:33Madison Reading Project connects our community with free books and literacy enrichment programs that ignite a love for reading.
Young, Black, and Lit
22:25This Chicago-based group works to #endbookdeserts by distributing affirming, representative books to black children.
World Read Aloud Day 2021
43:18Join literacy advocate Pam Allyn and Superbowl winner turned children's book author Malcolm Mitchell to celebrate the joy of reading aloud.
Blue Manatee Literacy Project
27:42Discover how an Ohio-based bookstore turned into a full-scale community literacy project.