In Maryland 2 authors, Sun columnist honored for...

Reading Digest

April 23, 2000

In Maryland

2 authors, Sun columnist honored for literacy efforts

BALTIMORE -- Sun columnist Mike Bowler and two Maryland children's book authors have been honored for contributions to early literacy and reading by the regional branch of the Association for Childhood Education International, a teacher education organization.

Bowler was honored for challenging state and local administrators to do more to improve elementary reading scores. Also honored were Sally Davies, an author and illustrator who described children's loss of friends in her books "Why Did We Move Here?" and "When William Went Away," and Richard Lynn Stack, author of Josh, the Wonder Dog books.

The three received the Early Literacy and Reading Award from the Washington metro branch of the group at the organization's 108th conference in Baltimore on Thursday.

In Baltimore County

UPS employees donate 500 books to Head Start

TIMONIUM -- More than 500 books were shipped to a recent Head Start conference in Ocean City courtesy of the UPS Information Services Department in Timonium, under the UPS "Books in a Bag" program.

Employees participating in the literacy program donated new or gently used books for distribution to Maryland Head Start Centers. Participants drew from a list of books approved by the Maryland Library Association to make their selections.

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