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Instead of digital devices, a push to get books into the hands of young readers

Ed Source – Carolyn Jones

“With her wide smile and eager expression, Oakland 3rd-grader Weiying Wu looked a bit like a princess herself earlier this week as she pored over her new book titled “Real Princess Diaries,” thanks to a multistate effort to get books into the hands of low-income children who come from homes where books are often in short supply. In an age when older children, especially, are drifting away from reading the old-fashioned way, Weiying is carrying on a time-honored practice of reading an actual book. In this case, the book is not one that belongs to the school to be read as part of a class exercise or assignment, but rather to take home and read on her own.”(more)

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