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DC AAP Board Members Testify at DC Council Hearing on Books from Birth Legislation


DC AAP Past President, Dr. Robert Zarr and Board Member, Dr. Ankoor Shah, testified on behalf of DC AAP at a D.C. Council public hearing on March 19th in support of the Books from Birth legislation introduced earlier this year by Ward 6 Councilmember, Charles Allen.  The legislation would create a new early literacy initiative in partnership with DC Public Libraries which will mail a book to each child in the District every month from birth through age five, while also working to connect families with the full range of library resources and educational information, including adult literacy assistance and DCPL’s Sing, Talk, & Read early literacy program.