A Market-Driven Answer to the Need for Diverse Books
At First Book, we want to see all children become strong readers, the critical step to succeeding in school and in life. But all too often the children we work with have books with characters and stories that aren’t relevant to their lives. And that makes it harder to turn them on to reading.
In a survey of more than 2,000 educators from First Book schools and programs, 90 percent of respondents agreed that the children in their programs would be more enthusiastic readers if they had access to books with characters, stories and images that reflect their lives and their neighborhoods.
We're not the first ones to address this problem. But through The Stories for All Project, First Book is making a difference by creating a market-driven, sustainable solution.