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Concern over tech addiction leads to book drive

abc-seven special report about technology addiction. a gadsden high school teacher reached out to our stephanie valle. the teacher said, learning about technology’s affect on our mental development was so troubling — she and her students wanted to do something about it! it’s a story you’ll see only on abc-7. virginia lerma emailed me — to thank us for the special report. and for inspiring the idea to hold a book drive. 24 i was very surprised, eye-opening. being an early-childhood specialist, i realize that parents use that as a babysitter. and that’s sad. it breaks my heart. it really does. 49 lerma wanted to do something. so she and her students in the group “family career, and community leaders of america” or f-c-l-a — organized the drive. all week — the students have asked their classmates to donate books. so far, they’ve collected hundreds of books — and even money to buy new ones. they plan to take the books to a local preschool — read to the kids — then give the little ones the books to keep! 6.02 seeing little kids use books, it makes me happy. 7.27 if you read to them they start loving it more and they grow up to be good and successful readers.7.31 3.00 it’s becoming a lost art. it is close to my heart. i told them, we need to take technology out of their little hands and then put books in their hands. return to basics. 3.13 if you want to donate books — you can drop them off at gadsden high school until friday. sv, abc-seven. and you can watch all our special reports

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