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13. Disadvantaged students have a better chance of succeeding academically when they attend schools with strong library media programs.
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Many children begin school today at a disadvantage. They may not have been read to on a regular basis, and many have never been to a library. School librarians can make books fun for these students and introduce them to the whole new world ahead of them! (Schwindt and Tegeler 2010)