United States

United States


Improving children’s literacy skills
in the United States

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USA Reads was established in 2015 with the sole mission of promoting the language and literacy skills of children from an early age. We fulfill this mission by providing free programs and literacy resources to families from low socio-economic backgrounds, including migrants, refugees, and indigenous individuals. We also add resource support to their education by partnering with schools and school districts.

Here in the United States, illiteracy is a major need in many communities. We have found that by tackling this particular issue, we are also influencing other social domains, such as employment opportunities, crime rates, health outcomes, and gender equality, thus lifting children and families out of poverty.
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USA Reads is proudly supporting reading development for children in these Zip codes:

Boston College Areas – 02465, 02466, 02467, 02135.
Permian Basin Odessa Texas – 79760 through to 79769.
Fordham College Bronx NYC – 10453, 10457, 10458 and 10468.

Read for Wellness

Where every book read is a building block for literacy and step toward healthy living for chronically ill children

The Read for Wellness program ignites reading culture and enables well-being through e-resources supporting the needs of at-risk children impacted by chronic illness, so they can be empowered and thrive, despite their condition.

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Children with serious medical issues deal with unseen struggles, complex challenges, and are concerned with how to be well while living with their disease.    We champion these children by bringing them a handheld library of support.

Through partnered pediatric hospitals, we provide qualified patients with a free Kindle e-reader supplied with effective, key resources, and approved by medical and educational professionals for areas of greatest need:

– General Literacy – Books to build skills and a culture of reading, to bring joy, comfort, learning, inspiration & escape, appropriate for age, interests, and level.

– Therapeutic – Books that provide emotional support, and topics to navigate mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness & self-esteem.

– Health Literacy – Books to educate and empower the patient and family to self-advocate, make informed health decisions and practice ongoing self-care.

We focus on children from low-income and medically underserved populations whose health condition requires long, or frequent hospital stays and ongoing treatments which impede their school attendance and disrupt learning. Please contact us to learn more.

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30% of your purchase will help fund World Literacy Foundation's valuable programming!

Our Services

Christmas Giving
Book Distributions

We distribute new and second-hand books in English and other languages within the community.

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Pop-up Libraries

Filled with donated children’s books. They are placed at centers and laundries across the United States.

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EdTech Program

As a strategy to encourage children to continue reading and learning during school disruptions, we distribute digital devices pre-loaded with eBooks.

Literacy Packs

We distribute our literacy packs full of books, notebooks, colors, and pencils to encourage children to continue learning with their families from home.

Donate Today

By giving the gift of literacy today, you are empowering a child with reading and writing skills needed to succeed at school and beyond.


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