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Mirrors and Windows Project Celebrates Diversity in Children’s Books

By Daniele Berman, Community Partnerships Manager This article was originally posted in the Durham Herald-Sun . “Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange . . . When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it… Read more »

The Bottom Line

By Sara Morris, Book Harvest intern I used to work at a daycare where I was often placed in the room with what they called “the cruisers.” These were the kids under a year old who were just learning to walk or “cruise” around. There was one boy, Henry, who was known for crying for… Read more »

Book Harvest, NC Early Childhood Foundation, and First Book Form United Way Partnership to Address Summer Learning Loss

United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) is partnering with Book Harvest, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and First Book in a new collaboration called Close the Gap to address summer learning loss in Durham.  Learn more and view the press release here .

Building literacy: One reader and writer at a time

By Marin Wolf, EdNC summer intern (This article was originally posted on EdNC online.) Reading and writing are arguably the most important tools for a person to have. These basic skills are needed to take any class, or to go into any profession, and yet 54.3 percent of third through eighth grade students in the state… Read more »

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Durham Herald-Sun: Books for Habitat: “Literacy Happens at Home”

On June 12, Book Harvest joined the Ni/Ngeh and Parrish families as Habitat for Humanity of Durham dedicated their new homes, built as part of the “Blitz Like a Girl” build in just one week. This partnership between Book Harvest, which provides books to Triangle children in need, and Habitat, which brings people together to… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Books in summer: rocket ships, life rafts, and superfood

“That’s IT! The book I’ve always wanted!” James practically dove across the table to snatch a copy of the graphic novel “Bone,” peeking out from a sea of books in his school’s library. He hugged it for a split second, then tucked it victoriously into his string backpack. It and nine other books that James… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Filling the book gaps until there are no more

Memories of these, my beloved childhood feline companions, came rushing back at me last month, as I stood sorting donated books in the Book Harvest office in Durham, preparing them to be rehomed with local kids in need.  I had just come across a battered copy of “Millions of Cats,” a picture book by Wanda… Read more »

Durham Herald-Sun: Schools, community partners keep students reading

Summertime can be filled with days at the pool or beach, trips to see family and friends and spending time outside. But for too many students, summer also means taking a break from reading. As a result of this lack of reading practice, students lose the literacy skills they worked so hard to build during… Read more »