- It’s quiet
- I can do it by myself
- There is always a new book to read
- I can have experiences without even leaving my porch
- It’s free entertainment
I grew up reading books with my mom. We’d go to the library constantly, bring home a huge pile of books, sit on her bed at night and read them all; sometimes multiple times. She still reads to me to this day! Our family favorites are “Liza Lou and the Yeller Belly Swamp”, “Horton Hatches an Egg”, and “Skippy John Jones.”
I want kids to have the same opportunities to read great books like I did.
That’s why I backed “Bring Back Reading Rainbow for Every Child, Everywhere.”
Did you know that right now, 1 out of every 4 children in America will grow up illiterate? Numerous studies reveal that children who can’t read at grade level by the 4th grade are 400% more likely to drop out of high school.
As of 2011, America was the only free-market country where the current generation was less well educated than the previous
These problems won’t solve themselves. Real change will require us all to work together. We cannot afford to lose generations of children to illiteracy. And if we work together, we don’t have to.
I’ve been looking for a cause to back, to get involved in. I think this is a great way to start. And if they want copies of my books for classrooms, I’d be more than happy to help out.
To find out more about this cause, go here:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh