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From Paulette’s Desk

One of the questions we often receive from reporters is, "Why does reading matter?" Long before Reading at Risk and Arts and Civic Engagement, here's how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. eloquently and passionately answered that question.

"A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.