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Guest Post at the First Book Blog

Fb_logoI have a guest post up today at Bookmark, the First Book blog. I talk about Why Raising Readers Matters. Here's the brief summary of what First Book does, from their website:

"First Book is a nonprofit organization with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. Through hundreds of local Advisory Boards, the First Book National Book Bank, and the First Book Marketplace, the organization provides an ongoing supply of new books to children participating in community-based mentoring, tutoring, and family literacy programs. First Book has provided more than 50 million new books to children in need in thousands of communities nationwide."

You can see from that why I, Literacy Evangelist that I am, was thrilled to be asked to a guest post for the First Book blog. If you click through to read the article, you can also see a photo of me as a very young child, totally immersed in a book. I hope that you'll check it out!

(The above logo is, of course, the property of First Book.)