I don't always read what is popular and mainstream but "Orphan Train", written by Christina Baker Kline has been coming across the check-out desk so often that I had to see what all the hype is about. I was hooked at the start and moved to tears by the end. To say that I loved it really is an understatement! "Orphan Train" chronicles a period in American history that I never knew about. This was a time that has been swept under the table. Between the years of 1853 and 1929, street urchins......more
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One of the most often asked questions by parents at the library is how to help their child be a stronger reader. Like books, struggling readers come in all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and cultures. A child’s ability to read is a result of various factors, and may sometimes be influenced by a language barrier, medical condition, or learning disability. Trained educators know that early intervention can make a world of difference for a child. Many techniques and strategies, some not involving...
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