Student group conducting drive for children’s books

READ KC BOOK DRIVENearly one-third of all kindergartners in the United States begin school without the basic language skills necessary to learn to read. The Medical Humanities Interest Group at the School of Medicine is doing its part to help change that with a book drive through July 10.

The student group will be collecting new and gently used children’s books to donate to area clinics and doctors’ offices. Last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement recommending that parents and caregivers should read to children from birth to 5 years old.

Books will be collected in a donation box on the first floor of the medical school near the elevators. Books may also be dropped off in the Humanities Department office, room M4-C03D.

For additional information, contact Reid Waldman at rawthf@mail.umkc.edu.