Reading is a Right
We encourage healthy growth and early literacy for millions of children.
We share the power of reading with families of all backgrounds and economic means, helping them make reading a part of their daily lives. This creates a ripple effect throughout our communities. About one-third of young children—and half of children living in poverty—in the U.S. arrive at kindergarten without the skills that they need to do well in school. By giving every young child a foundation for success, we strengthen our society and help combat the effects of income inequality.