To help kids in her neighborhood fall in love with reading, Rana Dajani sought to replicate her own experience. A decade later, her nonprofit has expanded to more than 40 countries globally.
By Maea Lenei Buhre
We tend to reserve reading aloud for kids or others who can't read on their own. But beloved children's book author Kate DiCamillo thinks the practice offers a special opportunity for people to connect. She offers her humble opinion on…
Books For Africa has sent more than 41 million books over the last 30 years to 53 different countries, where students say the variety of titles have made them enthusiastic readers. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is bringing more than 500 authors and thousands of fans together for a weekend-long celebration of reading.
By News Desk
Parents and teachers are committed to the same goal of helping a child become a successful reader, but the classroom isn’t structured in a way where a child gets consistent individual attention. That’s where a parent can step in.
By Ann Patchett
Author Ann Patchett says "admitting that I’m incapable of multitasking was an important first step."…
By Michael Boulter
It’s a four-room warehouse where anyone can walk in, take as many books as they want and walk out. There’s no cash register and no clerk, just rows and rows of free books for anyone who wants them.
By Elizabeth Flock
If summer is the time for escape reading, fall may be a great time to "re-engage" with thought-provoking books about politics, identity, life after a hurricane and the role of technology in our lives.
By PBS NewsHour
Books “make people who are not like us more human,” says Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation. She grew up loving books and their ability to make readers more empathetic to unfamiliar ideas and characters, even when…
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