“Preventing Violence By Teaching Literacy”

from Good Magazine, May 18, 2010 How one tragedy sparked a literacy movement. The proverbial middle of the night phone call. It’s a benign cliché, the stuff you read about in stories—until it’s your phone that rings at 4 a.m. My family’s middle-of-the-night call came on May 6, 1995. It was the police, calling to … Continue reading


2010 Summer Reading Game is COMING!!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The 2010 Summer Reading starts June 7, and we need your help! Children who visit at Santa Rita and Glenn Dyer Jails this summer will have an opportunity to participate in the summertime fave. More information to come…

“The Early Literacy Crisis”

A Mom Congress Special Report Too few books and too little time are adding up to a disaster for some of the nation’s youngest learners. By Lisa Moran, Parenting The Vanda Early Learning Center in Lubbock, TX, sits between two cotton fields, with a bright-blue sign out front and a globe painted on the sidewalk. … Continue reading

Ideas for Change in America – VOTE NOW

Help put the importance of reading to children on a national stage where it belongs by voting for “Launch a National “Read To Kids” Campaign” on Ideas for Change in America @change.org Launch a National “Read To Kids” Campaign In the U.S. today, a stark disparity exists between the reading abilities of low-income and higher-income … Continue reading