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Join the Fun on “Drop Everything and Read” Day 

Bookshare supports D.E.A.R. Day – a national celebration of reading on April 12 to remind families to make reading a priority activity in their lives. Want to join in but not sure what to read next? The Bookshare staff is here to help with enticing book recommendations for kids, teens, and adults to help Bookshare members spring into reading. 

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Season’s Readings from Bookshare

Welcome to the best time of year for snuggling up with a book! During the holiday season, it’s fun to revisit treasured classics and discover new favorites. We made a list (of books) and checked it twice to give you a sleigh full of ideas on what to read. So grab a blanket and a warm drink and settle in with heartwarming books featured in this blog.

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Member Spotlight: Academic Enjoys Instant Access to Scholarly Texts in Bookshare

Olga Borovaya has been doing research and teaching at Stanford and other universities since 1998, which is when she started losing her eyesight. An expert in Sephardic Studies and Ladino Culture, she was always looking for resources and devices that would make her work possible despite her visual impairment, but most of the time she relied on research assistants who would read to her in several languages and help her find books at the university libraries. Fortunately, she discovered Bookshare and now relies on it for immediate access to scholarly texts in accessible formats.

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#WeAreGrateful: Giving and Receiving Thanks

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving season, the Bookshare team is grateful every day for everyone in the community who made a difference in someone’s life: a teacher who mentored a struggling student, a parent who supported and encouraged a child to read, or a volunteer who scanned and proofread a book on a Bookshare member’s wish list. Plus – enjoy these recommendations for holiday reading!

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#DyslexiaAwarenessMonth: “Embrace it, don’t erase it”

In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, we look back at two extraordinary Bookshare members who share their perspectives on living – and thriving – with dyslexia, a language-based learning disorder that causes difficulty with reading. Plus, we shine a light on a treasure trove of books featuring characters with learning disabilities to foster inclusion and empathy and engage young readers.

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