What

Book Trust provides books for kids from low-income families—books that they choose themselves and that become their very own.

Studies prove that book choice and ownership inspires a child’s passion for reading and contributes to developing strong literacy skills and becoming life-long learners.

Since 2001, Book Trust has:

  • Grown from serving 170 students in Colorado to 30,000 children in twelve states
  • Helped children choose and own 2.6 million books
  • Invested $6.5 million in books for children in need
  • Helped teachers earn 37 million bonus points from Scholastic Reading Club which they can use to purchase additional books and classroom resources

There's no better way to learn what Book Trust means than to hear it from the people who know best. Spend a minute with this video. You'll be moved.

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