Parents & Reading Committee Chair: Aretha Williams
GOAL: The Families & Reading committee will provide opportunities for families in the state of Louisiana to develop print-rich homes and promote a life-long love of reading for all children & adults.
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Every study confirms it; reading skill is the strongest predictor of success in school, and the presence of books in the home makes all the difference.
Sadly, kids from low-income neighborhoods rarely have books of their own. Growing up in a house without books is often a silent problem: leaders like you can see when children are hungry or when they don’t have appropriate clothes. A lack of books can be harder to spot and grow into a lifelong challenge.
With your help, we’re changing that. You’re already doing heroic work every day. We want to help you break down the barriers that so many children in need face when getting access to books. That’s why First Book offers books for free and near-free to leaders like you.
As a member of the First Book community serving children from low-income families, you now have access to free and near-free books from First Book. To start receiving books, log onto First Book and visit the First Book Marketplace to see our collection of thousands of award-winning titles for readers of all ages, all at up to 90% off retail prices.
While you’re online, check the First Book National Book Bank to look for free books donated to us by publishers.