Charnice Milton, right, takes notes while reporting on assignment.

Charnice Milton, right, takes notes while reporting on assignment.

The journalist Charnice Milton was killed two years ago by crossfire from a drive-by shooting in Southeast Washington. Now community advocates in the area are opening a bookstore to honor her memory, promote literacy and address book deserts in neighborhoods East of the Anacostia River.

Guests

  • Kymone Freeman Co-Founder, We Act Radio; Contributor "Anacostia Unmapped" @weactradio
  • John Muller Writer for Capital Community News and contributor to Greater Greater Washington; author, "Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent"; associate librarian, Washingtoniana Division at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
  • Leslie Jennings Maldonado Reading Teacher at Democracy Prep Congress Heights, Creator of DC Bookapalooza

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You've probably heard the term 'food desert' - it's used to describe areas, typically urban, where it's difficult to access quality, affordable food - but some areas are 'book deserts' too. These are neighborhoods where kids may have access to libraries but lack the resources required for building a home library of their own.

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