Our non-profit arm, Authors4Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing literacy and educational equity by getting books into the hands of kids who need them.
Access to books, specifically books in the home, is critical to children’s growth, education, and life opportunities. Independent reading is a widely recognized precursor to better skills acquisition, higher grades, higher income, increased professional and employment opportunities, and more. Yet almost 66% of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children.
Multiple studies have shown that the presence of books in the home has a greater influence on a child’s level of education than does the income, nationality, or level of education of that child’s parents.