In a year of isolation and pain, book sales are up as many turn to reading for a distraction, understanding and pleasure. Jeffrey Brown talks to two booksellers for our look at the year in books.
By Jeffrey Brown, Rhana Natour
Children’s story hours are intended to instill a love of reading in young kids. But one reading program also seeks to spread messages about self-love, acceptance of others and appreciation of diversity: Drag Queen Story Hour, a national organization that…
By Julia Griffin
Fewer than 40 percent of fourth and eighth grade students nationwide are proficient readers. Now, led by parents of children with dyslexia, a learning disability that makes reading and spelling difficult, some states are trying to change how reading is…
By Lisa Stark, Education Week
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…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
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.
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.
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."…
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