I was a "bad girl" last year in Barnes and Noble. What can I say? I love flipping through brand new pages of a brand new book. That's about as bad as I get.
Part of the reason I love books so much is because I grew up surrounded by reading and books. I see firsthand in my classroom the differences between kids who have also had these kinds of experiences and those who have not. I just wish everyone got that chance at home.
United Through Reading is a program that helps. Their mission is to "unite families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together." I belive wholeheartedly in this idea and its importance. I'm happy to support this program today.
Thank you, Heather's Birthday Party, you made my day.