We empower kids from low-income communities to choose and buy their own books, all through the school year. And our focus on book choice and ownership is no accident. Studies show that children are much more likely to read books that they choose, and having books at home brings proven benefits. We’re all about helping kids build home libraries full of books they want to read, and helping teachers use those books in the classroom to build healthy habits of reading and learning.
Best of all, our approach really works. Over a school year, the percentage of Book Trust students reading at grade level jumps from 31 percent to 59 percent.
Notes: The above descriptive information came from the organization's About page. The organization has its headquarters in Denver, Colorado, and does some of its work in Philadelphia.
In The News
- Kids book program to expand to 150 Philly elementary schools, WHYY, June 3, 2019.