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, and seek to fill that void by placing culturally-inclusive literature to empower our youth with positive imagery and stories. We empower instructors with relevant and effective teaching resources that help them better serve the demographic they teach.

When we place books, we also provide an interactive presentation on the importance of reading, culture, and loving one’s self from the inside out.

Since 2011, we have placed over 1,500 books and reached 7,000 students.  As we work with elementary schools in YOUR community, we focus on ensuring books meet reading program requirements, and see to it the school is equipped to promote the books and reinforce our mission.

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!