Scholastic donates 1 million books to Reach Out and Read

Michael Barrett  //  Sep 25, 2013

Scholastic donates 1 million books to Reach Out and Read

What if I told you in order to get a full clean bill-of-health from your pediatrician, you should read aloud to your child daily?

Reach Out and Read, a non-profit organization that helps implement early-childhood literacy awareness during a child’s regular office visits, has shown through research that this prescription will not only help your child be “school ready,” but also help shape his or her future success throughout life. We couldn't agree more, so we're donating 1 million books to help this cause. Our donation comes just after Reach Out and Read was recognized by the Library of Congress as the recipient of the David M. Rubenstein Prize!

Reach Out and Read is also one of Scholastic's Lit Champs and, as part of our Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. campaign, we've been working with them to spread the word about the importance of books and reading.

The one million books will go to pediatric professionals and hospitals that provide these free books to low-income families that need to build home libraries for their children.  To learn more on how you can help every child gain the right to #ReadEveryDay, check out