Posts Tagged ‘Reading’

Washington Heights sidewalk library losing popularity | am New York

Washington Heights sidewalk library losing popularity | am New York

By Sarina Trangle Kevin Klepper has never been a bookworm, but by chance he became a patron to readers — launching community bookshelves on sidewalks across Washington Heights and Inwood. More than five years ago, a friend urged the general contractor, who is known to enjoy rummaging through garbage for salvageable material, to check out […]


UPinion: Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books? | NY Times

UPinion: Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books? | NY Times

By WALTER DEAN MYERS Of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about black people, according to a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin. Reading came early to me, but I didn’t think of the words as anything special. I don’t think my stepmom thought of what […]

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