A research article, report, and news story featuring @mahoganybooks address this urgent crisis.
Free access to libraries doesn't remedy this scenario either. The Urban Education article states "...this national survey found that only 8% of low-income families reported having taken advantage of library resources."
How can libraries think out outreach differently?
There are numerous community advocates, like @brotherswithbooks (interview and podcast in bio link) who are addressing the problem locally.
What needs to happen differently to create Book Oases in underserved areas?
Share your thoughts below.
Access to book desert information in this post is available in the linktree above.
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