(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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