Reaching for funds: The fate of the Massachusetts program of Reach Out and Read hangs in the balance

“Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Will there be enough room?” ask Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault in Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, a children’s book about anthropomorphized roman alphabets trying to climb a coconut tree. The book is part of the recommended readings for infants and toddlers given by the Reach Out and Read program -- a program that is currently asking the same question – will there be enough room? -- of the budget in 2018.