Reading is Fundamental

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Reading is Fundamental

"In 1966, former teacher Margaret McNamara brought a bag of used books to four boys in Washington, D.C., whom she tutored in reading. When she told the children they could each pick out a book to keep, their astonishment and delight led her to discover that these children, and many of their classmates, had never owned any books.

"By that summer, Mrs. McNamara had gathered a group of school volunteers, and on November 3, 1966, they launched the book distribution and reading motivation program they called Reading Is Fundamental." [1]

Directors

Accessed January 2009: [2]

Executive Committee

Board Members

Emeriti

National Advisory Council

Accessed January 2009: [3]

Emeriti Group

Contact

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References

  1. History, Reading is Fundamental, accessed January 12, 2009.
  2. Directors, Reading is Fundamental, accessed January 12, 2009.
  3. National Advisory Council, Reading is Fundamental, accessed January 12, 2009.