“There is access to only 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children in underserved communities.”
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In 2014, JetBlue commissioned a study by Susan Neuman, childhood literacy expert and one of the researchers of a 2001 study that illustrated there is access to only 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children in underserved communities. Neuman was tasked with finding out if the landscape has gotten better or worse for our nation’s children. Focusing on three key JetBlue communities, Neuman’s early research (and presently on-going) has shown the problem has gotten much, much worse. In fact, it’s a book desert for children in underserved communities.
Quoted from soarwithreading.com