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Bridging the Literacy Gap with One Book 4 Colorado

Col. John Wagner, 460th Space Wing commander, poses with children April 13, 2016, at the Crested Butte Child Development Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. One Book 4 Colorado is a program intended to close the vocabulary gap between lower and higher income families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Col. John Wagner, 460th Space Wing commander, poses with children April 13, 2016, at the Crested Butte Child Development Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. One Book 4 Colorado is a program intended to close the vocabulary gap between lower and higher income families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Col. Scott Romberger, 460th Space Wing vice commander, reads “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to children at the A-Basin Child Development Center April 14, 2016, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The book is part of the One Book 4 Colorado program, a statewide annual initiative that offers free copies of the same book to every 4-year-old in Colorado in order to help create a culture of literacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katrina M. Brisbin/Released)

Col. Scott Romberger, 460th Space Wing vice commander, reads “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to children at the A-Basin Child Development Center April 14, 2016, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The book is part of the One Book 4 Colorado program, a statewide annual initiative that offers free copies of the same book to every 4-year-old in Colorado in order to help create a culture of literacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katrina M. Brisbin/Released)

Mickey Hunt, Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs deputy executive Director, reads to children as part of the One Book 4 Colorado program April 14, 2016, at the A-Basin Child Development Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. One Book 4 Colorado donates 75,000 copies of the “Giraffes Can’t Dance” book to every school-age 4-year-old in the state. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katrina M. Brisbin/Released)

Mickey Hunt, Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs deputy executive Director, reads to children as part of the One Book 4 Colorado program April 14, 2016, at the A-Basin Child Development Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. One Book 4 Colorado donates 75,000 copies of the “Giraffes Can’t Dance” book to every school-age 4-year-old in the state. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katrina M. Brisbin/Released)

Richard Sandrock, Community Partnerships deputy director for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, dances with children April 13, 2016, at the Crested Butte Child Development Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Sandrock visited the CDC to read and promote One Book 4 Colorado, which aims to provide children with early literacy skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Richard Sandrock, Community Partnerships deputy director for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, dances with children April 13, 2016, at the Crested Butte Child Development Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Sandrock visited the CDC to read and promote One Book 4 Colorado, which aims to provide children with early literacy skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Col. John Wagner, 460th Space Wing commander, displays a book April 13, 2016, at the Crested Butte Child Development Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. One Book 4 Colorado, a program designed to promote early literacy skills, chose the book “Giraffes Can’t Dance” for 2016 to distribute to 4-year-olds across Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Col. John Wagner, 460th Space Wing commander, displays a book April 13, 2016, at the Crested Butte Child Development Center on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. One Book 4 Colorado, a program designed to promote early literacy skills, chose the book “Giraffes Can’t Dance” for 2016 to distribute to 4-year-olds across Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Jason Thomas, program coordinator for Governor John Hickenlooper’s office, reads “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to children at Edna and John W. Mosley P-8 school April 15, 2016, in Aurora, Colo. Thomas joined others as part of the One Book 4 Colorado program, which is designed to encourage children to read. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darren Scott/Released)

Jason Thomas, program coordinator for Governor John Hickenlooper’s office, reads “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to children at Edna and John W. Mosley P-8 school April 15, 2016, in Aurora, Colo. Thomas joined others as part of the One Book 4 Colorado program, which is designed to encourage children to read. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darren Scott/Released)

Lt. Col. Herbert Meadows, 460th Mission Support Group deputy commander, reads to children at Edna and John W. Mosley P-8 school April 15, 2016, in Aurora, Colo. One Book 4 Colorado, a program designed to promote early literacy skills, chose the book “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to pass out to 4-year-olds across Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darren Scott/Released)

Lt. Col. Herbert Meadows, 460th Mission Support Group deputy commander, reads to children at Edna and John W. Mosley P-8 school April 15, 2016, in Aurora, Colo. One Book 4 Colorado, a program designed to promote early literacy skills, chose the book “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to pass out to 4-year-olds across Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darren Scott/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- "Giraffes Can't Dance" is part of the One Book 4 Colorado program, a statewide annual initiative that offers free copies of the same book to every 4-year-old in Colorado in order to help create a culture of literacy.
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