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Review for Make Way For Books, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a retired early childhood educator, special education social worker and elementary school principal, I am well aware of the needs of fostering reading, language and writing development starting at birth. Make Way For Books [MWFB] uses a multi-pronged, ever-evolving approach focused on our most vulnerable populations to provide books, training and support to families, day cares, preschools and volunteers. Their current adaptations to provide these services during the coronavirus pandemic have been brilliant, creating their own story times and family literacy activities available online and their own app, as well as delivering books to the families they serve. They have also continued training child care providers virtually. I have witnessed MWFB's impact as a volunteer reading with kids at day care centers [infants to age five] and at family events celebrating the joy and power of books. My involvement with MWFB over five years, as well as their growth and success over decades, has propelled me to become a legacy donor.

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