A living history of the Rhode Island Labor Movement.

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On this segment, LaborVision welcomed Jocelynn White of Books Are Wings (BAW) and Lori DiMatteo of United Way of RI to talk about their annual Children’s Book drive. This month-long event, kicking off on May 1st, is a collaboration between Books Are Wings, United Way of RI, and Women United. Over the last nine years this event has put 216,675 books into the hands of children throughout Rhode Island. The goal is to collect new and gently used books for babies to middle school-aged youth in an effort to foster a love for reading and the opportunity for children to grow their at-home libraries.

Reading is a critical part of learning development in young children. Children who are not proficient in reading by the end of third grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school than proficient readers. It is Books Are Wings’ mission to put free books in the hands of children because every child deserves access to high-quality reading materials. Tune into this segment to learn more about not only this event but also the incredible work BAW is doing in our community.

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