USA

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

KIDS READ ONE! Project

 

The KIDS READ ONE! is an initiative from the World Literacy Foundation and the #1 Children’s book series in the USA, “The Amazing Adventures of Harry Moon”. We seek to lift the habit of reading for children through a partnership with school districts in the United States. We also work with local foundations to fund the books and rollout in at-risk or disadvantaged communities where often the ownership of books is limited.

 

Imagine an entire classroom—or better yet—every third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade class in your school reading the same book. That’s the idea behind the KIDS READ ONE! Program. Reading as a community and the shared reading experience has many amazing benefits for both the children, parents and the school. Students encourage each other and challenge one another. They discuss the book together in class, in play, and on their devices.

 

The project also includes a Teacher/Leaders Guide, discussing important themes and topics within the story, such as bulling, self-acceptance, with good character building thru each story. Harry Moon and Honey Moon short stories are made available so students can continue to read at home, further extending the reading/literacy program in their homes with parents and siblings.

 

Learn more:  www.harrymoon.com

 

Michigan Reads

In the United States, literacy rates vary greatly between racial and socioeconomic groups:

  • More than 60% of low-income families have no children’s books in their home

  • There is a 30 million word gap between children from the wealthiest and poorest families.

That’s why the North America World Literacy Foundation is working to change the future for these children. We are partnering with local schools and communities to provide children’s books, tutoring, literacy support, pop-up libraries and general awareness activities to children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds.

As an example of one of our projects, in February 2019 we have launched Michigan Reads, an initiative to provide tutoring and literacy resources to children from marginalized backgrounds in Michigan (State-wide).

Learn more: www.MichiganReads.org.