Thursday, June 28, 2012

Authors call for a library in every school legislation

A host of award-winning authors including Sarah Waters, David Almond, Philip Reeve and Malorie Blackman are calling on the government to make it a legal obligation for every school to have a library.

Kevin Crossley-Holland who is the new president of the School Library Association and who has won both the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Carnegie Medal says "If only the government would full-bloodedly espouse and implement this mission, they will be making a profound statement about their commitment to educational standards, an to what it actually means for a scoiety to be civilised.  Here's a common cause, and an investment in the future, if ever there was one"

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