Literacy is one of the best predictors of a child's future success. But
for a child growing up in poverty books are scarce. A child without access
to books won't have the chance to become an engaged and capable reader. A
child who is familiar with and enjoys books before starting school is more
likely to exhibit higher language development and reading comprehension.
"Only 16% of low income students become proficient readers." 1
1. Emergent Literacy Intervention: Evidence Based Practice, Laura Justice,
REadingADvantage, Inc. Changing a generation - one child, one book at a time.
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