Indian Health Services grant brings books to Fort Washakie tribal site

(Casper Star Tribune)

The Indian Health Services site at Fort Washakie, along with 44 other IHS sites, will receive children’s books to distribute free of charge at well-child visits.

Reach out and Read, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing books to pediatric care and inspiring families to read aloud together, received $200,000 from Indian Health Services to distribute children’s literature on tribal and native sites for a year. The nonprofit will purchase and give out 31,000 “high-quality, inclusive, diverse children’s books that represent and change the lives of Indigenous families,” a press release from Reach Out and Read says.

The books are written in six different Native languages. They are given to kids at their well-child visits from birth to five years old.

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