Book Deserts Leave Low-Income Children without Books

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A recent study has revealed that low-income neighborhoods in Detroit, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, are lacking in children’s books in their schools, stores, and libraries, creating “book deserts” for children living in poverty. Limited access to opportunities for reading has serious repercussions for these children in both their personal and educational development, Phys Org reports.


Amanda Hildebrand is a painter and writer based in Los Angeles. She Instagrams: @amandahilly. More from this author →