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Book News & Features
4:06 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Nonprofit Fights Illiteracy By Getting Books To Kids Who Need Them

First Book President and CEO Kyle Zimmer reads to children during a book distribution event.
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Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 2:31 pm

When it comes to learning to read, educators agree: the younger, the better. Children can be exposed to books even before they can talk, but for that a family has to have books, which isn't always the case.

There are neighborhoods in this country with plenty of books; and then there are neighborhoods where books are harder to find. Almost 15 years ago, Susan Neuman, now a professor at New York University, focused on that discrepancy, in a study that looked at just how many books were available in Philadelphia's low-income neighborhoods. The results were startling.

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Around the Nation
5:59 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Give A Goat Your Old Christmas Tree

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 6:52 am

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Around the Nation
5:54 am
Fri December 26, 2014

We Raise A Glass To The Leathers Family And Their Names

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 6:52 am

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Research News
4:31 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Solving The Mystery Of Why Rock Ants Avoid Right Turns

Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 6:52 am

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NPR Story
4:11 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Do Fish Have Fingers?

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 1:15 pm

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