The Steering Committee for Reading Nation Waterfall got together virtually to discuss the next steps in the project, review potential book lists, and discuss how we can get books to kids during COVID-19 safely.
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A team at UNCG MLIS is working to improve literacy for tribal children and families, with the help of a $1.4 million grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services. “We’re going to try and address all the barriers from a book access standpoint,” said Dr. Anthony Chow, Project Director and Associate Professor in the UNCG Library and Information Science department. “So, we can’t control a lot of those major societal issues, but what we can do is shift the way we get books in the children’s hands.”
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