61% of lower income families have no children’s books in the home. This lack of books puts children at a disadvantage, because 75% of students who are poor readers in third grade remain poor readers in high school.



Middle-income children are read to aloud an average of 1,200 hours by the time they reach kindergarten. Lower-income children are read to about 25 hours.



Children develop much of their capacity to learn in the first three years of life when their brains grow to 90% of their eventual adult weight. 



Providing books for children often is a great advantage to their parents as well. Parents with low reading skills have been shown to improve their literacy by having books in the house. The family reading together has a better chance of breaking the illiteracy cycle that keeps appearing generation after generation.




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Children Read, Inc.

2936M North Druid Hills Rd.

Atlanta, GA 30329

(Behind Ameris Bank)



Children Read, Inc.

A Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Public Charity


Our Partners:

Assistance League of Atlanta
Atlanta Women's Club

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