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Favorite Books Leave Lasting Impressions

The list of #BooksBeloved keeps getting longer! Readers young and old are sharing their favorite books and why the stories mean so much to them: Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey I am a middle school special education resource and dyslexia teacher. The demographic that I have served over the years has been largely comprised of students at risk of not graduating and of low socioeconomic status. Many are dealing with very uncomfortable situations at home and this book has really made an impact. All of my students (even those who do not share any of Tish’s troubles) have…

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What’s Your Favorite Book?

Readers from far and wide are sharing the #BooksBeloved that touched them, taught them something, made them laugh, or launched them into other worlds. By sharing, we can raise the importance of books and the need to make them accessible to all. Join the conversation and tell us your favorite book.

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Warm Up with Bookshare Book Club’s November Selection

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion near the end of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub, and also via Zoom webinar. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. November’s book will be The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon.  Phoebe Haejin Lin is the glamorous icon of Edwards University. Will Kendall, a recent transfer who waits tables to get by, quickly falls under her…

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#BooksBeloved: Celebrating the Magic of Books

From October 28 to November 15, we invite the Bookshare community and book lovers all over the world to share their favorite books and the role these books have played in their lives. Our goal is to raise awareness of the importance of books and access to them for all, including people with disabilities.

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Inclusive Classrooms: Are Teachers Ready to Support Students with Learning Differences?

Inclusive classrooms are on the rise, but are teachers ready to support all learners? New Benetech survey examines factors that impact preparedness.

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Yes, Bookshare DOES Have Many of the Textbooks Your Students Need!

Many people view Bookshare’s large collection of ebooks primarily as a source of classroom reading or pleasure reading books, but did you know that the library also has over 25,000 textbooks? Learn more about the kinds of textbooks available from Bookshare and how to access them.

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Fall into the Bookshare Book Club’s October Selection

Welcome again to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose a book for members to read before hosting a discussion near the end of the month. The conversation will take place on Bookshare Twitter, using the hashtag #BKSBookClub, and also via Zoom webinar. While we have created this club with adult Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. October’s book will be Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. Three generations of a family are at the center of this time-traveling novel. In 2001, Melody is turning sixteen in her grandparents’ home.…

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Celebrating 15 Million Books Delivered

Today we are celebrating an exciting milestone for impact at Benetech: we have delivered 15 million books to people with reading barriers through the Bookshare online library service and network. That’s 15 million books that users found and accessed through Bookshare that they would not otherwise have been able to read. And it’s not just about the number of books, but what these books enable people to do: pursue an education, develop professional skills, find employment, and participate in their communities. We’d like to celebrate and thank the entire community that has made this momentous milestone possible. To Bookshare’s Community…

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