Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Promote literacy... give a book!

An amazing friend and teacher at the amazing school where I've taught for the last eight years has (with the help of her husband and a couple of key local groups) organized a book drive called Roadrunner Reads. The impetus for the drive came from seeing so many children in our school who don't have books of their own at home. Approximately 80% of our students report fewer than four books in their home, and nearly half have never personally owned a book. Literacy is critical for academic success, and if you love reading as much as I do, you can probably remember a childhood filled with favorite books.

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Even though we're officially past the dates of the drive, we're STILL collecting and gladly accepting books for our students! We would LOVE any books you can spare, and we're especially hoping to round up these titles to put in the hands of students. Help share the love of reading with a preteen by donating a book today!

Please contact Margaret and Adrian to donate.


Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea to help kids build their own little libraries at home. What a good cause!


Christi @ Rumination Avenue said...

I will keep an eye out at our booksale at the library-sometimes we have these titles. I only have preschool books right now. How sad to only have 4 books. Glad to hear there is another cause in Austin focusing on literacy-too bad TX school funding sucks.

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