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Kate DiCamillo on the Power of Reading Aloud

DiCamillo’s PSA is a perfect reminder of two upcoming literacy celebrations,
Read Across America Day, a program by the National Education Association held on March 2; and Drop Everything And Read on April 12.

It’s one thing to track words across a page, silently turning them around in your head. It’s quite another…to listen to someone read out loud, to hear dialogue come alive, to see expressions, to watch the faces of those around you as they laugh or grimace or gasp or cry. That’s literature as communal experience, and it is unmatched. (The Wichita Eagle)

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