"Children who live in poverty have fewer books in their home, sometimes none. Fewer books in their neighborhood, fewer bookstores. They go to schools with inferior classroom libraries, school libraries, etc. You can have the best teaching in the world, and it's not going to help when children are hungry, undernourished, ill, and have nothing … Continue reading Nothing to Read on Their Own
Here, for those interested, is the full Family and Community Engagement (FACE) 2013 Compendium of Research (Compendium PDF), including the "Access to Books" section shared in "Picture Books and Their Consequences."