[INFOGRAPHIC] The Haves and the Have Nots: How Books Make a Difference in Children's Lives

Feb 26, 2013, 14:55 ET from First Book

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The difference between the resources available to children from low-income neighborhoods and those from more affluent communities is stark.

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First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books to kids in need, has published an original infographic based on new research by Susan B. Neuman and Donna C. Celano that looks at this staggering difference and its impact on education.

The infographic is available here:

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