Literacy & Diversity Crisis
34% of children entering kindergarten lack basic skills needed to read. 65% of 4th graders read below level. 37% of students graduate high school at or above reading proficiency.
5% of children books in a 2018 study featured Latinx characters. 1% were American Indians. 7% were Asian Pacific Islander. 10% were African American. 27% were about Animals. 50% were about white characters.
The Fundementals Rooted in Culture
Our mission is two-fold. We are giving children reading fundamentals, like comprehension and retention, to excel academically. At the same time, we are equipping our youngest generation with a hunger to embrace diversity. Our book selections empower children of color with characters that look like them, while exposing all families to culture.