Reading is the foundation of learning.  African-American children are more engaged in reading when the subject matter is relatable and they see themselves represented.

We recognize there is a deficiency in cultural and racial representation in school libraries. We fill that void by providing culturally-inclusive literature to empower youth with positive imagery and stories. We also empower instructors with relevant and effective teaching resources that help them better serve the demographic they teach. Since 2011, we have placed  nearly 2,000 books into Title I elementary schools, granting access to over 7,000 students.

This event is a source of pride for many because not only does it provide an invaluable learning tool to our youth; it is also a testament of what can be done when people work together to achieve a positive goal. We are appreciative of all who assist in making Read to L.E.A.D. a successful endeavor!