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One in eight disadvantaged children 'do not own a book'

posted on 07 Dec 2017

boyereader_3.jpgCressida Cowell has called the closure of school libraries a “social mobility time-bomb” as it is revealed that one in eight disadvantaged children in the UK do not own a book.

Research from the National Literacy Trust (NLT) has shown that three quarters of a million school children do not own a book, with those who receive free school meals, boys of all ages and teenagers being most likely not to have one.

Read the full article on this link to The Bookseller