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Closing the Gap in Child Literacy

by Mateo Ibranji A new study based on big educational data found that after many years of efforts by numerous literacy programs, we are collectively as a nation making progress in fighting child inequality in the classroom. The… Read More

Combining two of my passions: Service and Literature

By Nancy Kelly This year, approximately 1,200 Junior League of Austin members will complete a staggering 100,000 volunteer hours for over 30 local community projects. One of those programs is BookSpring. I am one of the ten JLA… Read More

A Lesson Learned from Be The Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

By Natalie Kelly Be The Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story is the recently published follow up to 2014’s Grandfather Gandhi. Local author, Bethany Hegedus and Arun Gandhi, Mohandas K. Gandhi’s grandson, wrote both books. Bethany Hegedus will be… Read More

See a need, take the lead

By Haley Justiz Ever since I was a little girl, I have always spent my summers volunteering. Throughout the years, I’d hop from organization to organization, until I finally found BookSpring: it was love at first, well, book… Read More

For the Love of Reading

By Jill Gonzalez I remember wonderful hours spent under a makeshift tent of blankets and our picnic table under the shade of a beautiful oak tree reading the books I had found at the library. That tent was… Read More

You’ve Heard of STEM? Get Ready for SEL

By Lili Cantu At BookSpring, we have spent some of our summer getting some continuing education and preparing to offer continuing education courses for other organizations. I was privileged to present a session along with my colleague, Jill… Read More

2016 Newbery winner is a must read!

by Mariela Rodriguez Here at BookSpring we are always eager to learn about the latest reading strategies and to uncover newly released children’s books! On Thursday, July 21, the Reading Summit for Educators was held by Scholastic in… Read More