Posts Tagged: book deserts

Book Deserts Leave Low-Income Children without Books

By

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 […]

...more

Bicycle Libraries Serve Book Deserts

By

Libraries on bicycles serve a practice purpose: getting books to places that don’t have any. GOOD Magazine explores some bicycle library projects that are bringing knowledge to book deserts around the world. Books on bikes are another creative solution gaining popularity in the U.S. and abroad. A scaled-down version of the book mobiles that were once […]

...more

Bookstore Privilege

By

Good literary citizens shop at local independent bookstores, and Amazon’s ongoing trade war with Hachette underscores the fragility of a marketplace dominated by a single online retailer. But are local bookstores just another form of privilege? Kelly Jensen writing at BookRiot explains what its like to live in a book desert: Not all readers have […]

...more

Book Deserts Threaten Vulnerable Readers

By

Writing at BookRiot, Josh Corman draws attention to yet another potential crisis facing low-income neighborhoods: book deserts. Anti-government and knowledge-fearing Congressman Paul Ryan has proposed funding cuts to the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, an agency that provides critical money to libraries, many located in otherwise underserved communities. Without access to public libraries, many of […]

...more