Kids start out with big dreams and goals for when they grow up. Reading is crucial for children to reach their dreams of becoming future astronauts, veterinarians, doctors, firefighters, video game developers, and pilots.
Access to books and not reading at grade level are big reasons why dreams slip away for children. We know that kids who are not reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school.
Studies show that enhancing a child’s access to books at home has a significant impact on their long-term learning. Unfortunately, many students – particularly in diverse communities – do not have high-quality, age-appropriate books in their home libraries.
Together, we change that! Let’s make sure children have access to books in their homes.