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May 2023 Book Recommendations

Our list of book recommendations this month highlights Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and springtime. With the longer days and warmer weather, why not try reading one of these books outside? Five books for Cinco de Mayo Marco’s

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April 2023 Newsletter

  DONATE CONTACT RESOURCES SERVICES CAREERS   Executive Director Message Philadelphia’s Struggling Readers Need Quantity and Quality I attended the Bar Mitzvah of a wonderful young man last weekend and listened to the Rabbi talk about a photography

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April 2023 Book Recommendations

There are so many things going on in the month of April! We celebrate April Fool’s Day, Easter, Passover, Earth Day, Spring and Poetry Month.  Here is a fun list that covers a little bit of everything. Ellie

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March2023 Newsletter

Up First, A Note From Angela Angela Marks, Executive Director “Data is just summaries of thousands of stories — tell a few of those stories to help make the data meaningful.” — Chip and Dan Heath It used

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March 2023 Book Recommendations

This month, for Women’s History Month our list of book recommendations is as strong as the women it highlights. And, you can find some Luck of the Irish, too! Sharice’s Big Voice by Sharice Davids (Grades K-3)  In

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February 2023 Newsletter

  A Message from our Executive Director More than 100 people attended Reading Allowed’s, “Literacy is a Social Justice Issue” event in January and I know they felt the same way I did about our speaker, Resha Conroy. Resha

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February 2023 Book Recommendations

Celebrate Black History Month with Reading AllowedThis month’s collection of children’s books highlights Black culture, historical figures, and triumphs–as well as the inequities and injustice that still exist–that enable young readers to learn about the Black experience in

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January 2023 Newsletter

A Message from our Executive DirectorLiteracy is a Social Justice Issue   “I see it as basic as a right to clean water.” – Symone Walker, co-chair of Arlington’s NAACP education committee It is really gratifying to see more

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January Book Recommendations

On Monday, January 16, we will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his role as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Here are a few books to read with children of all ages to convey Dr.

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December 2022 Newsletter

 A Message from our Executive Director    It’s that time of year, and I’m already anxious. Please don’t get me wrong; I love everything about the holidays–the food, the decorations, the movies, and the parties. What’s not to

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December Book Recommendations

This month is full of celebrations! From Hanukkah to Kwanzaa to Christmas–and, for many, a combination of any of the three–December is all about spending time with loved ones. Here is a list of wonderful books to read

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November 2022 Newsletter

    A Message from our Executive Director: Jolting Stats      Did you know that:  More than 66% of children in the U.S. are not proficient readers. 79% of low-income students, 82% of Black students, and 77%

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