Take Two for August 29, 2013

California communities take part in push to get kids reading

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Trista and Luli Schroeder read "Shades of People," one of several books that Schroeder says has helped start the discussion of color with her three-year-old daughter.

A lot of 9-year-olds struggle with reading, even with books that are aimed at their age group. But across California, nearly 20 communities are taking part in a national campaign to enchant children with the magic of reading. For the California Report, Lillian Mongeau has the story 

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