Banned Books Week 2018: Banning Books Silences Stories

Speak out against censorship! Every year there are hundreds of attempts to remove books or restrict materials from libraries, schools, and bookstores based on the objections of a person or group. Silencing stories threatens our democratic freedom of open access to diverse ideas and information. 

14 Books to Read for the Hopeless Romantic

January is officially over and the month of red and pink hearts is upon us with the slowly warming weather. Whether you’re in a relationship or not—one old or new—one simply can’t help but feel romantic around this time of the year.

In celebration of this season of love, check out this list of 14 Books to Read for the Hopeless Romantic

Write to Read Featured in East Bay Express and East Bay Times

Write to Read (WTR) is a literacy program that raises teens’ reading comprehension levels up 6 grades. On average, teens enter the program with a 5th-grade reading level and by the end of the program, they reach an 11th-grade reading level. Students depart the program scoring at a level that prepares them to tackle high-school level reading and gives them an opportunity to further pursue education and employment goals.

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