Well, not easy, but some school districts are sending home books with students to keep as school lets out. The goal is to prevent the backsliding that often accompanies the hazy days of summer. Especially for children who come from homes where economics means owning books is not possible, much less a priority. Something I’ve taken for granted in my home, where we’ve been very blessed with family and friends gifting us and also passing along their gently used copies of all kinds of wonderful worlds for my daughters to sink into. How amazing that these students will get to feel that excitment of having a book of their very own.
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