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*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: Books on Break promotes reading during the summer

“Earlier this month, James and 447 other students at Y. E. Smith Elementary School in East Durham participated in Books on Break, a program of the Durham based nonprofit Book Harvest which responds to the threat of summer learning loss with books— lots and lots of them.” by Ginger Young Read the full article: Books on Break Promotes Reading During the Summer May 17 2015  

*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 »