“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free” – Frederick Douglass
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” – Victor Hugo
“A man is known by the books he reads.” – Ralph Waldo Emmerson
“There is more treasure in books than all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney
Did You know….
In low income neighborhoods, the ratio of books per child is approximately 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children.
The number of books in a home is a significant predictor of academic achievement.
Reading comprehension skills are eroding.
Little more than one third of U.S. high schools seniors now read proficiently.
Connect2books.org is a non-profit organization that aims to combat declining U.S. literacy skills by distributing e-book readers (such as the Kindle from Amazon) to low income families. Read on to learn more…