"Even 15 minutes a day of independent reading outside of school can expose children to more than a million words of text in a year."
(Anderson et al, report in Reading Research Quarterly, 1988.)
Books change lives.
Having books in the home and being read to as a child are the two most important indicators of academic and lifetime success. Yet nearly two-thirds of low-income families do not own a single children’s book.
Access to books is critical for brain development and academic success. Even more important, books expose children to the world beyond their neighborhood – to the possibilities... Books feed the imagination and change lives.
NWA Books for Kids seeks to build reading skills and a love of books among children at an early age by placing books in their homes and encouraging their parents to read together.