Welcome to Connect2books.org!

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“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…

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