Literacy as a Vehicle for Social Justice with Molly Ness, PhD
Molly Ness, PhD, shares her passion and work toward increasing access to literacy opportunities for all children. Dr. Ness shares data and insights about "book deserts," a term describing areas and circumstances in which children lack adequate access to books. She highlights organizations that are tackling social justice and equity issues related to literacy through innovative and grassroots methods. Dr. Ness calls for increased investments and policies toward ending book deserts and supporting school librarians and teachers to provide high quality literacy opportunities and instruction to their students. Committed to cultivating literacy-rich homes and communities, Dr. Ness shares actionable strategies that families can implement immediately with their own children.
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Do you want to learn more from this episode? Visit readpodcast.org and the Episode #16 homepage for host Danielle Scorrano's top bookmarks and resources. You can learn more from Dr. Ness on Twitter @drmollyness or on her website, drmollyness.com.
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