-  50% of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level.

*Children that are read to from birth develop an expanded vocabulary and writing skills.

-  45 million adults are functionally illiterate and read below a 5th grade level

-  1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read.

-  3 out of 4 people on welfare can’t read.

*Reading to children improves their thinking and problem-solving skills.

These statistics are sad and should be unimaginable in 2016.  Whenever possible, please read and gift a book to someone, especially a child.

Sincerely, G.