Reading program begins for DeKalb County students


The program is part of a larger mission launched by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta called Strong4Life.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A resiliency-focused curriculum is now available for DeKalb’s youngest readers.

The program aims to build resilience as children face continued challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We know as librarians that some of the best stories and characters often have to overcome challenges and navigate life’s ups and downs,” said Allison Weissinger, director of the DeKalb County Public Library. “And stories and books can be a great way to share some of those messages and some of those tactics and strategies for how to overcome life’s challenges.”

Dekalb families can find resilience books for children, from babies to teens, at all 23 county libraries.

Youth Services Libraries curated the reading list. Parents and guardians can find a list for each age group in their libraries.

The partnership is part of a special pilot project with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s “Strong4Life” program.

Strong4Life is a team of children’s doctors, therapists, nurses, dietitians and other wellness experts, the program says on its website, who are ready to help busy families raise healthy children. safe and resilient.

To learn more about the Raising Resilience initiative and to find the full list of books to read, visit



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