Access Books Bay Area Executive Director Amanda Collins and board members Alison Guan and Linda Forrester sat down recently with Gentry writer Emily Heitmann to talk about the work we are doing to improve school libraries in the Bay Area. You can find the article on page 184 of the May 2019 issue here.
The work of Access Books Bay Area was recently featured in a full length article in the Palo Alto Pulse.
Los Angeles (CNN) — In 1999, Rebecca Constantino began doing a study at schools across Los Angeles. One day, she saw something that stopped her in her tracks. She had just completed a Ph.D. in language, literacy and learning, and she was analyzing children’s access to books in affluent and low-income communities.
The best way to learn to read is by reading, research has shown. And a student leaving kindergarten with a good grasp of reading and writing sentences is commonly considered a key indicator for college and career readiness down the road.