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End Book Deserts

Molly Ness- Edcuation Podcast Network, Molly Ness
48 episodes
Features the innovative people and programs who spread the love of books and reading culture in our nation’s high poverty areas.

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Reading is Fundamental

Since 1966, this literacy giant has been leading the field in the work to #endbookdeserts

We Need Diverse Books

Join Cornelius Minor and Nawal Qarooni Casiano in a conversation about books and programs that reflect the stories of our diverse children.

Madison Reading Project

Madison Reading Project connects our community with free books and literacy enrichment programs that ignite a love for reading.

Young, Black, and Lit

This Chicago-based group works to #endbookdeserts by distributing affirming, representative books to black children.

World Read Aloud Day 2021

Join literacy advocate Pam Allyn and Superbowl winner turned children's book author Malcolm Mitchell to celebrate the joy of reading aloud.

Blue Manatee Literacy Project

Discover how an Ohio-based bookstore turned into a full-scale community literacy project.

Reach Out and Read

Find out how the pediatricians promote family literacy and work to #endbookdeserts.

Little Free Library During COVID

Little Free Library holds a new role in the pandemic and their push to #readincolor.

Reach Incorporated

Find out how DC teens publish books and work to #endbookdeserts in a literacy-building project

Hope in a Box

This organization donates literature featuring LGBTQ protagonists and coaches educators on LGBTQ themes and inclusive pedagogy - so that all children feel accepted in their communities.

Book Access in a Pandemic

BookSmiles, Book Depot, and United Through Reading respond to the pandemic and their creative solutions to end book deserts.

The Author Experience

Find out how connecting authors and children to share stories is essential to #endbookdeserts.

Unite for Literacy

This episode explores how the term 'book desert' was coined and overviews the presence of book deserts.

The Leaders Readers Network

This Texas-based project aims to change the world through education equity and literacy for all.

Pam Allyn & Scholastic

Find out how LitCamp has pivoted during #covid19, and the resources from Scholastic to #endbookdeserts.

Middle Grade Authors Take Action

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley and Padma Venkatraman create a literacy initiative and social media movement to end book deserts during the COVID19 pandemic.

Book Access During COVID19

We check back in with previous guests to see how they’re addressing book access during the COVID pandemic.

Too Small to Fail

The Clinton Foundation’s early childhood initiative, Too Small to Fail, shows that talking, reading, and singing is learning.

Pajama Program

Find out how books are an essential component of this organization, working to create safe bedtime routines for children living in book deserts.

Baseball and Books

Discover what a World Series winning pitcher is doing to promote reading culture.

Barbershops and Beyond

The Conscious Connect and Barbershop Books work to end book deserts across community spaces

Children's Literacy Foundation

Join author-illustrator Jason Chin and Vermont-based CLIF for how to #endbookdeserts in rural communities.

Book Harvest

Find out more about North Carolina-based Book Harvest and their belief that reading and learning are a right, not a privilege.

Literacy INC

New York-based LINC ends book deserts through community programming.

Book Love Foundation

Teacher Penny Kittle discusses her foundation’s work to #endbookdeserts by supplying classroom libraries to high school teachers.

Nic Stone

Best selling author Nic Stone discusses her efforts to promote reading culture.

LitWorld and Pam Allyn

Pam Allyn explains the collaboration between LitWorld, Scholastic, and World Read Aloud Day.

Books In Baltimore

#OneBookBaltimore and the Maryland Book Bank works to #endbookdeserts in Baltimore and the mid-Atlantic.

Book Spring

A Texas-based program, BookSpring launches children into a world of reading.

Literacy Love

Author Matt de la Pena - This episode features Newbery award winner Matt de la Pena, who talks about growing up as a non-reader, how books changed his lives, and how his current work aims to increase book culture.