Reading Is Fundamental

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The Literacy Crisis

There is a significant literacy crisis in America today.  Many recognize there are issues around literacy, but do not see it as the massive, systemic and generational problem that plagues our society.

Literacy begins with parental involvement – often, reading aloud – and continues with the development of a genuine enjoyment of reading.  Books play an essential role in a child’s development and are the building blocks for a better future.  

A productive, contributing nation is dependent on a literate society.  Every child deserves an opportunity to own books, learn how to read, and obtain the fundamental building blocks to achieve their highest potential. Every child deserves the support of RIF.