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Advancing Literary

Giving Back

Books & Bards supports nonprofits that promote literacy and a love of reading.

Vision: All children with bright futures inspired by their ability to read, write and succeed in life.

Mission: To promote children’s love of reading and writing by increasing access to books and literacy resources.

Read. Write. Be Bright.

Your purchase helps us to donate books and support our charity partners,

Reading is Fundamental and Read Aloud.

Sources: National Assessment of Education Progress, Reading is Fundamental  

Children

34%

of children entering kindergarten lack the basic skills needed to learn how to read.

Adults

43 million

adults in the U.S. are functionally illiterate.

4th Graders

65%

of 4th graders read below grade level.

High School

37%

of students graduate high school at or above reading proficiency.