Friday, April 6, 2012

Free for all Friday, April 6

I was going to write another post about why I'm raising money to help students start their own libraries, but you don't need a long post (if you do, here it is).  Here's all you need to know:

  • Nationwide, high school students are reading on a fifth grade level;
  • A child's reading level in third grade determines their likelihood of graduating high school;
  • Reading increases vocabulary and improves analytical thinking and writing skills;
  • Reading gives children glimpses into other countries and cultures that they may have never heard of or be able to visit; and
  • For less than you spend at Starbucks on your morning coffee or your own book addiction on Amazon, you can make a donation to the River City Readers and help students in St. Louis schools build their own libraries.
Please donate by April 30.

A special thanks to Amy, Kay, Desiree, Jeanette, Pamela, Brieana, Loetitia, and Tamara for their generous donations.

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