“There is no freedom to read if you can’t afford to buy books to read,” Laura May said in explaining why Ottawa’s Twice Upon a Time gives books to children in the city’s most at-risk neighbourhoods.
More from Laura today, in my Canadian, Eh? column at Copyediting.com.
Mentioned in this piece:
- “The Importance of Early Childhood Literacy” by Wayne Grady
- The Children’s Book Bank in the Regent Park neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario.
- Twice Upon a Time website and Facebook.
Terry Fallis inspired me to write this story, because of his piece “It’s hard to censor what you don’t even have—Freedom to Read” for Corey Redekop’s blog.