80 families are building home libraries in Harlem

 

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Education Fact
Children who are read to at least 3x a week are twice as likely to score in the top 25% of their class.

Uncommon Vocabulary
CHRYSALISM: (n) The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.

Inspirational Quotes
“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into its expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst its perils.” Charlotte Bronte

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” John Quincy Adams

Early Literacy Update
Our partner, The Children’s Aid Society, serves children living in the Drew Hamilton Housing Projects on 143rd and Frederick Douglass in Harlem. In addition to providing year round care for 80 children ages 2 – 4, they offer family support and parent workshops. Thanks to supporters like you, all 80 families have received hardcover books to build home libraries. Starting today, they receive weekly downloadable books and strategies to teach vocabulary and reading skills during daily routines.

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