Here is a way you can personally contribute to helping children learn to read and enjoy the world of books.
I’m a mom, teacher, and children’s author who believes, passionately, that we should never, ever, underestimate the power of a picture book. According to Reading is Fundamental (RIF), Nearly two-thirds of low-income families in the U.S. own no books. That’s just plain wrong. But, we can help fix it.
I recently launched the literacy initiative, Picture Book Pass it On (#PBPiO). I encourage people to donate new or gently used books to needy kids, locally-wherever you are. It has caught on in the US, and we also have people “Passing it On” in the UK and Australia. Many children’s book authors are participating by giving local kids in need, copies of the books they’ve written.
With a few exceptions, the PBPiO charge is being led by an all-female squad of super-heroes (a.k.a. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Picture Book). Frankly, I am thrilled to have anyone join…
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