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Children's Literacy and Reading News Roundup: End of November Edition

Jpg_book008The end of November children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog, and Rasco from RIF, is now available at Rasco from RIF Carol Rasco, Terry Doherty, and I have collected plenty of content for you about literacy & reading-related events; literacy and reading programs and research; and suggestions for growing bookworms.

Naturally, the highlight of Carol's roundup today is the great news that, thanks to extensive and rapid grassroots advocacy over the Thanksgiving weekend, RIF and several other literacy nonprofits helped ensure the defeat of a Senate referendum that would have virtually ended RIF and other organizations. Carol has more details in the roundup and in this post. Many thanks to all who tweeted and blogged about this issue, and to those who took time out during the holiday to express your opinion to your local senators.

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  • This Saturday, December 4th, has been declared the first annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day.
  • A new edition of Literacy Lava, a free online magazine about children's literacy, is now available for download.

Carol also has some less fun, but more important, information about hunger as well as the plight of young black males in America today. Please do check out the whole roundup.

Thanks for tuning in! I'll be back next week with more children's literacy and reading news. And of course you can always follow Terry, Carol, and me on Twitter to get your #literacy news fix in the meantime. You can also follow the brand new Twitter account for the Share a Story, Shape a Future Literacy Blog Tour (scheduled for March 7-11, 2011).

Have a great weekend!