National Press Club Honors Milton

The 44th Annual National Press Club Awards Dinner on July 28 recognized many journalists, including the late Charnice Milton. In Charnice’s memory, her parents, Ken and Francine McClenton, and her editor, Andrew Lightman of Capital Community News, were acknowledged, and the bookstore established in her name was recognized. In addition to Charnice Milton, honorees includedContinue reading “National Press Club Honors Milton”

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Most Literate, Most Challenged

From We Act Radio’s Education Town Hall: Washington has been declared the “most literate” city in the U.S. since 2010. Meanwhile, DC also has areas with illiteracy rates close to 50%, and a “book desert” where 830 children would need to share one age-appropriate book for sale. Hear from Dr. John W. Miller, author ofContinue reading “Most Literate, Most Challenged”

Book Deserts and Their Effects

  Book deserts “may seriously constrain young children’s opportunities to come to school ready to learn,” says professor Susan B. Neuman, lead author of a study which included several neighborhoods in the District. [(USC Emeritus Professor) Steven] Kashen reports that book access and poverty are related but separate. On the one hand, “Children who liveContinue reading “Book Deserts and Their Effects”

“She Was a Conqueror”

From “Activists are trying to open a DC bookstore in honor of a slain journalist,” Washington Post 7/14/17: [Charnice] Milton’s parents said the bookstore’s social justice component would make it an ideal tribute to their daughter. Milton’s mother, Francine Milton, recalled her daughter reading 99 books in a single summer while in elementary school. SheContinue reading ““She Was a Conqueror””