Reading can certainly be an escape, a bridge to an imaginary world, or the key to understanding the one we actually live in. Teachers say it's a critical foundation for every child's future.
Our first stop in a new series called "Shelly's Summer Bookworms" was at Tommie M. Allen Recreation Center in Oak Cliff.
News 8's Shelly Slater brings us the story.
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