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Unite Against Book Bans Releases White Paper on How Diverse Reading Improves Children's Development

ALA announced the following:

Access to books that represent a variety of cultures and viewpoints may boost a student’s development and well-being, according to a white paper from Unite Against Book Bans, an initiative of the American Library Association and several dozen national partners.  The paper, ‘Empowered by Reading: The Benefits of Giving Youth Access to a Wide Variety of Reading Materials,’ kicks off Banned Books Week (September 18–24, 2022) to inform the public and policymakers of the threat that book challenges and bans pose to America’s education system and its communities.

Examining research conducted by experts in literacy, education, child development, and related fields, the paper underscores the benefits of providing children and youth with a wide variety of developmentally-appropriate reading materials, such as improvements in critical thinking skills and reading comprehension, as well as enhanced understanding and empathy. 

For more information, read the press release and the white paper.



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