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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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November Book Recommendations

Picture Books that Inspire ReadingTake a look at this month’s recommended reading. These books are sure to inspire a love for reading! Are You Sitting Comfortably? by Leigh Hodgkinson Preschool-Gr. 2A book asks a little boy, “Have you

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October 2022 Newsletter

DONATE  A Message from our Executive Director: Urgency and Frustration    I have always loved the rhythm of the school year and especially the excitement, hope, and anticipation of September. This year, more than any other year, however,

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Reading Allowed October Book List

Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka (Grades K-3) This title, featuring a young boy and his canine companion, offers a funny, wacky take on familiar fall activities. Awesome Autumn: All Kinds of Fall Facts and Fun by Bruce

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September 2022 Newsletter – Back to School Edition

DONATE  A Message from Reading Allowed’sExecutive Director    Catch them before they fail –“if someone had intervened, I wouldn’t have gone to jail.”  Reading Allowed will be three years old this September and this is the third time

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