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“Only 3 students raised their hands…”

October 18, 2021

When Larry Abrams asked how many of his students had the opportunity to be surrounded by literature growing up, only 3 out of 25 students raised their hand. Roughly 12% of his class was able to have an experience which should be the standard in all children’s homes, so he decided to make a change. The overwhelmingly low number of students deprived of books in their childhood in Abrams’ own classroom experience represents this problem on a much wider scale.

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