America Reads Challenge

November 1, 1999 is a massive website put together by the U.S. Department of Education that helps parents, community organizations and schools encourage kids to read and to boost the success of the American Reads program. It offers the “America Reads Challenge Resource Kit” online, which includes reading materials and information in how to organize community-based chapters of America Reads Challenge. It also displays the 1998 Nation’s Reading Report Card on the national and state levels. Though most of the site is devoted to adult youth workers, there is a link to the “Read, Write, Now” program which features book reviews written by and for kids.

Web Watch. Youth Today, November 1999, p. 11.

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