“The greatest source of inequality is the accident of birth.”
-James J. Heckman, Nobel Laureate in Economics
Chances are if you are reading this blog post, you are pretty lucky. Let me guess. You attended school. You had teachers who had the skills to teach you. And maybe you even had a parent who read to you. And, of course, you had access to books. Lots of books. You were lucky. You learned to read and so now you can read this.
Unfortunately, millions of children around the world aren’t so lucky. Without learning to read, the surest path to a brighter future – education – is road blocked.
We want to help all the world’s children learn to read. Would you like to join us? Here are 5 ways you can help:
- Support your local library and literacy non-profits.
- Spread the word about the importance of reading daily to children – it’s the single most important thing we all can do to raise readers.
- Download our free parent guide to learn simple techniques for working with new readers that make learning to read easier and more fun for them. Then read with a child at home or at school.
- Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
- When you buy learn-to-read books, consider buying from us. Every time you buy from us, we donate an eBook to a child in need. This way the world gets a little bit better with every purchase.
Thanks for reading!