The Book Effect Revealed in Thomson Reuters Op-Ed

April 19, 2019 — Thomson Reuters Foundation News publishes an opinion piece written by Books for Asia program specialist Morgan Belveal on The Book Effect.

Here’s the truth: Despite all we know about privilege, a child’s passion for reading is more predictive of their academic success than their family’s socioeconomic status.[i] Let me say that again: a child’s passion for reading is more predictive of their academic success than their family’s socioeconomic status. Children who develop a love of reading are more likely to read better, write better, build their vocabulary and comprehend more in their reading.

Related programs: Books for Asia
Related topics: Let's Read

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