We talk to Ginger Young, founder and executive director of Book Harvest, a nonprofit in North Carolina that provides books and literacy support to families and their children.
She explains Book Harvest’s pioneering home visitation literacy program, the importance of parent engagement, and the things she’s learned after giving away more than a million books in over the eight years since she started Book Harvest.
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This story comes from a partnership between the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Herald-Tribune, funded by The Patterson Foundation, to cover school readiness, attendance, summer learning, healthy readers and parent engagement. Read more stories at https://www.gradelevelreadingsuncoast.net/category/solutions-journalism-partnership/.