Nearly 2/3 of low-income families in the U.S. own no books…that’s messed up…

What a wonderful thing to do! I’m so glad it’s catching on. We have a similar group put together by Retired Teachers in my County. I donate to them regularly.

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According to Reading is Fundamental (RIF), Nearly two-thirds of low-income families in the U.S. own no books.  That is just plain wrong.  But, we can help fix it.

I recently started a literacy initiative encouraging people to donate new or gently used books to needy kids, locally-wherever you are.  It has caught on in the US, and we also have people passing it on in the UK and Australia.  Many children’s book authors are participating by giving local kids in need copies of the books they’ve written.

We now have a shiny new badge.  Please feel free to copy and paste the badge.  Add it to your blog, post it in your tweets, or use it however you see fit to promote Picture Book Pass it On.  Remember to share your giving story on our new Facebook page Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/PBPiO

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