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senate Bill S. 1126

Prescribe A Book Act

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      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedJune 10th, 2013

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Prescribe A Book Act

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A bill to aid and support pediatric involvement in reading and education.


Prescribe A Book Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to nonprofit organizations for the implementation of Pediatric Early Literacy Programs, through which: (1) health care providers encourage parents to read aloud to their children and offer parents developmentally appropriate recommendations and strategies for doing so; (2) health care providers give each visiting child between the ages of six months and five-years a new, developmentally appropriate children's book to take home and keep; and (3) volunteers in health care facility waiting areas read to children and show parents the techniques and pleasures of sharing books. Requires that the books provided to children under the program be obtained at a discount.

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