Editorial: Reader to Reader Exports Hope with Books
Thursday, November 10, 2016Daily Hampshire GazettePage by page, an Amherst nonprofit continues to fight educational inequality by shipping free books to disadvantaged communities.But there is more to Reader to Reader than tons of paper. This novel program, founded by David Mazor more than a decade ago, exports hope.Yes, hope, that thing with feathers, as Emily Dickinson once ventured.
$500,000 in New Books to Native American Schools(Photo: Lincoln Elementary students in Gallup, New Mexico get new books on Halloween)• By SCOTT MERZBACHStaff Writer/Daily Hampshire GazetteTuesday, November 01, 2016AMHERST — Children of Navajo Nation and Hope Nation who attend schools in New Mexico and Arizona are receiving $500,000 worth of new books following a donation from an Amherst-based literacy organization.A total of 52,126 books are...
Over 200 Mentors in Reader to Reader's Read, Think, Share ProgramThere are already more than 200 students from seven different colleges work as reading mentors in our Read, Think, Share program this year, helping students in middle school and high school become more confident readers and writers.Here, eight of our newest mentors from Amherst College take part in a follow-up training to help them build their own skills at working with students.The...