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Children's Literacy Round-Up: April 27

Terry_readingtubfinal_1 This week’s children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog, is now available at the Reading Tub. This week Terry Doherty and I have collected plenty of content for you about literacy & reading-related events; raising readers; literacy and reading programs and research; 21st century literacies; grants, sponsorships & donations; and other new resources. There's even an item related to the Boston Red Sox. (Did any of you see Jacoby Ellsbury steal home base last night? Amazing!)

Seriously, though, there's a lot of great content this week about literacy and reading. I was especially pleased, in this down economy, to see several items about grans and donations supporting children's literacy. For example (reprinting my favorite item from this week, which Terry found, because I love the logo):

Wingsandhalo-120x120 In South Bend, IN, With Wings and a Halo - R.E.A.C.H. a Child! Indiana has partnered with the Crime Prevention Unit of the South Bend Police Department to distribute new books to children in crisis. R.E.A.C.H. (which stands for Reading Enjoyment Affects Childhood Happiness) is giving 100 backpacks, each filled with 10 to 12 new children’s books to the police department, who will then distribute them in the community. The two organizations will hold a joint press conference tomorrow; in the meantime, you can read the press release here.

But please do click through to see the whole round-up at Terry's. It's a lovely way to start the week. And I'll be back later today with another announcement.