Raising a Reader – On a Mission to Change the World

School Library Journal’s Nell Colburn (9/1/11) reports:

rarFour-year-old Ana peeks out the window and jumps up and down as soon as she sees a special visitor pull up in front of her apartment complex. “Mama, the bags, las bolsas,” she shouts.

Mama has the two bright red bags ready. They’re full of children’s books, the only ones in their home. One holds Spanish-English board books for Ana’s baby brother, Tomás. The other has books for Ana: two picture book classics in English, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar (World, 1969) and Martin Waddell’s Owl Babies (Candlewick, 1993), and two bilingual picture books in Spanish and English. As soon as Mama opens the door to welcome nurse Nicole, Ana greets her with a huge smile. “Do you have new books for us?”

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