Reading is a foundational skill necessary for virtually everything we do. It opens possibilities for all children to succeed—to learn and grow, to explore and imagine, to investigate and verify, and to lead fulfilling lives. Reading well instills confidence and helps reduce inequities. The disruptions due to the pandemic make focusing on literacy even more important, to assist our students not just to catch up but to thrive.
We have had more than more than 150 events in 27 states and Puerto Rico at schools, community centers, faith-based organizations and union halls, with many more planned to continue to spread the joy of reading all year long.