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Books Are Still Important

"Populations that have access to books have higher rates of literacy. ... of course respect for reading and parents that read to children increase literacy scores." http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/16/a-book-in-every-home-and-then-some/

Make your own - One Example: Save the Children - Literacy Boost. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/118675/

Gift not Burden - Useful guidelines to keep in mind http://www.roomtoread.org/Page.aspx?pid=368

The problem with donating used books - First Book Marketplace http://www.firstbook.org/

Why people may want to make books - You get to feel good - twice. You have the satisfaction of making a book then take pleasure in giving it to some one.

“People want to be thought of as something other than a source of money.  They want to be thought of as creative, thinking people,” said Ethan Zuckerman, a senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/crowdsourcing-a-better-world/

The Allure of the Print Book
study released this week by Voxburner, a United Kingdom-based research firm that tracks how youth consume media, suggests that most British teenagers and young adults aged 16 to 24-years-old prefer physical books over e-books.

My Hero
"... so you can touch it too."



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