“You mean I get to keep this book? That it is mine?
That is the number one question we hear.
Children are shocked to learn that the book they select is theirs to keep. Books cost money. Over 2/3 of our children have no money for books. They are accustomed to going without. Even when other children are stacked high with books.
Imagine how demoralizing this is. It gives them a reason to give up early in life.
We change that! We not only give them a free book. We give them a book they really want.
How do we know? Because for over 11 years, we have been asking children about their interests. Then we work really hard to find books for them. Do you know how hard it is to find a book about tornadoes for a second grader? We do! Because we have done it!