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Must Read Series: Young Adult Books

Must Read Series: Young Adult Books

Destinee has a passion for books and reading! Here are her Young Adult book recommendations for you. These books are available on Amazon. Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish By Pablo Carta At six feet tall and 180 pounds, eighth-grader Marcus Vega is usually seen as a threat by pretty much ...
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When you own the book you own the stage

Future work for 20 Books in Central Texas homes

by Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director This coming "hindsite is 20/20" year promises to be landmark one for BookSpring and for all the partners and families with children we serve. Wouldn't it be great if we could know now what we'll know in the future? Well, we can't! The best ...
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20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Erica H.

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Erica H.

Erica Huff, owner of Wick Habit wants to make the world a better place or at least make it smell nicer. With a history of donating portions of her proceeds to local causes, Erica was inspired to create the“Rachel’s Poetry Corner” candle in honor of Rachel McElroy of the local podcast ...
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20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Rachel M.

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Rachel M.

Rachel McElroy and her husband Griffin host a weekly podcast called Wonderful. Listeners are encouraged to write in with items of enthusiasm such as movies, television, sports, books, and more for topics of discussion. With a background in poetry, Rachel began an informal segment called "Rachel's Poetry Corner" to expose more ...
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20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Liam H.

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Liam H.

Liam H. held a book drive for our literacy programs in lieu of presents for his 11th birthday party. Thanks to his friends at St. Austin Catholic School they collected books to share with other children in Central Texas. Thanks Liam for helping us provide children in Central Texas with 20 ...
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20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Barbara M.

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Barbara M.

Barbara Mott is the librarian at Rodriguez Elementary. After years of working as an educator, this bibliophile had a change of heart. Barbara opted to go back to school to become alibrarian. Her passion for books shaped her life. Barbara recalled her mother always reading to her and her siblings ...
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20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Sarah R.

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Sarah R.

Sarah Rasmussen has been a children's librarian for six years. As the librarian at Reilly Elementary, Sarah works to constantly engage the community in and around the school in the joy of reading. Her love of kids, books, and introducing students to the excitement of getting lost in a book and ...
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Giving Tuesday: 20 books by 2020 initiative continues

Giving Tuesday: 20 books by 2020 initiative continues

The mere presence of books in the home creates a culture of learning that translates to a more prosperous future. Books allow children to explore the world at their own pace and develop their own interests. Print rich homes cultivate the language, social-emotional, and interpersonal skills needed to prosper and ...
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Spotted the 20 books by 2020 CapMetro Ad - Now what?

Spotted the 20 books by 2020 CapMetro Ad – Now what?

Did you know that having just 20 books in the home means 3 more years of education? BookSpring’s continuum of literacy programs provide children in need with at least 20 books from birth to age 12 to build a home library. Give just $50 to BookSpring today and you can ...
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Sharing a Vision of 20 Books in All Homes

Sharing a Vision of 20 Books in All Homes

by Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director We here are BookSpring have announced a big audacious goal: to get 20 high quality children's books in every Central Texas home by 2020. This vision is being driven by social science research that shows a statistically significant correlation between the size of home ...
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20 Books at Home Significantly Impacts Success

20 Books at Home Significantly Impacts Success

by Christy Anderson The Number of Books at Home Impact a Child’s Educational Success It has long been asserted that parents’ education is the primary factor in predicting the future education level of a child. But in a long-term, worldwide study published in the journal Research in Social Stratification and ...
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20 books by 2020

Austin High takes 20 by 2020 challenge

By: Zachary Krakauer Ganz and Lydia Heisel  In this digital age, some teens might not consider a book drive to be a “novel” idea. But for a group of five sophomores in Austin High School’s Global Studies program, BookSpring’s “20 books by 2020” challenge recently proved to be an inspiring ...
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BookSpring 2017 Luncheon Provides 8000 Books

BookSpring hosted its annual luncheon on April 21 at the Westwood Country Club. Its charming early 1900’s architecture, hand painted ceiling, and Mexican title floors set the ideal ambience for the 119 BookSpring guests. Total amount raised was nearly $20,000, representing over 8000 new children's books for Central Texas families ...
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2017 BookSpring Benefit Luncheon

2017 BookSpring Benefit Luncheon

11:30 am to 1:00 pm April 21, 2017 A Spring Tradition: BookSpring's Benefit Luncheon We raised nearly $20,000 for BookSpring's programs and services. Thank you for your donations! Particularly our stellar raffle contributors: We visited with friends old and new, caught up with BookSpring, and met some of our favorite ...
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Bookspring Storybook Heroes Luncheon (2013)

Bookspring Storybook Heroes Luncheon (2013)

BookSpring's Inaugural Storybook Heroes Luncheon Concludes with a Storybook Ending Rep. Mark Strama, Texas House of Representatives, Keynote Speaker Judge Amy Clark Meachum 201st Judicial District Civil Court, Travis County; BookSpring Board President Cliff Collier, General Manager, Howdy Honda; Presenting Sponsor BookSpring launched its inaugural Storybook Heroes Luncheon at St ...
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BookSpring Announces Top School for 2011 Read-A-Thon

BookSpring Announces Top School for 2011 Read-A-Thon

Bridge Point Elementary awarded Reading Trophy recognizing students who raised over $24,000 and read 381,000 pages during 2011 BookSpring Read-A-Thon On Tuesday March 22, BookSpring Executive Director, Mary Gatlin Hearon presented the traveling trophy to Bridge Point principal Brad Wirht with the help of Eanes Superintendent Dr. Nola Wellman and ...
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BookSpring Events Kick Off 2010 Read-A-Thon

BookSpring Events Kick Off 2010 Read-A-Thon

Local dignitaries and community leaders will dust off their favorite children’s books to showcase the importance of reading during the BookSpring Read-In while students at Gullett Elementary will get fired up to read and retain the top school trophy for the 5th consecutive year of the BookSpring Read-A-Thon. The Read-Ins, ...
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BookSpring Announces Winner of 2010 Read-A-Thon Art Contest

BookSpring Announces Winner of 2010 Read-A-Thon Art Contest

Chaaru Deb, an eighth grader at Kealing Middle School, submitted the winning drawing for BookSpring’s 2010 Read-A-Thon Art Contest. Deb’s artwork will be featured on the Read-A-Thon’s t-shirt and poster. Deb’s design promotes the 2010 theme, “A Neighborhood of Readers,” and the winning entry earned a $75 gift card and ...
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