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So, you've found the BoB Research Blog...

What is the project?

Our goal as researchers is to scientifically measure—for the first time ever at this scale—the impact of author/illustrator visits on elementary student attitudes regarding literacy and creativity.

What are the implications?

Potential benefits of this project include but are not limited to... 

  • Opportunities for enrichment experiences for low-income students who often don't have the resources available for these kinds of visits. 

  • Promoting sustained funding for future literacy programs and legitimizing their integration into school curricula as standard learning experiences.

  • Helping teachers best foster student interest and engagement with reading and lifelong learning—while disrupting the narrative that learning disparities are the product of unmotivated or disengaged learners.

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