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Super Friends, Super Readers! guides children through interactive shared reading sessions by using dialogic reading techniques that aim to support the development of social emotional skills. In a separate project, UMass Boston and the YWMC offered a series of community dialogues among a diverse group of parents and educators to instill a greater sense of trust and overcome unintentional racial divides that have impeded effective parent engagement and student achievement.


A partnership between the University of Massachusetts Boston, Dever Elementary School, YWCA Boston, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester - Walter Denney Youth Center.

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Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series.