20 Years

20th

Anniversary Campaign

Inspiring the Joy and Power of Reading

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CHAPTER ONE · 20 YEARS OF IMPACT

There's nothing like the joy and power of reading.

Books inspire, transport, challenge, and comfort us. They shape our lives, offer us an escape, and allow us to experience worlds beyond our own. Consider the childhood books that allowed you to experience the magic of reading. Now imagine sharing that magic.

This school year, we invite you to give the gift of literacy to a student.

Book Trust's program is rooted in an intentional focus on equity, to ensure that access to books and the agency to choose books of interest, is provided to those who need it the most. Over the course of the school year, Book Trust students choose and own up to 25 books. Students get to bring these books home and add them to their home libraries-libraries that are enjoyed by siblings, families and friends.

 

In low-income areas, there is an average of just one book for every 300 children - Book Trust and its partners are working to change this. Providing access to books of choice, and deploying parent engagement strategies-which help families support their child's literacy journey-have never been more important.

YEARS OPERATING
STUDENTS IMPACTED
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BOOKS CHOSEN AND OWNED

With your help, we can ensure the joy and power of reading is within reach for every student.

Cultivating a Culture of Literacy in School and at Home

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ACCESS

Book Trust has partnered with Scholastic Book Clubs since our inception. Children choose books from Scholastic flyers every month of the school year.

CHOICE

Readers choose books that resonate with their interests. Books are offered in English and Spanish, and feature a diverse array of topics, characters and storylines so that all children have the opportunity to see themselves reflected on the page.

CELEBRATION

Students and teachers celebrate the arrival of books each month, inspiring a love of reading throughout the school year and summer.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Via family-focused resources, virtual and in-person read-alouds as well as home libraries, we engage entire families in reading.

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CHAPTER TWO · LOOKING AHEAD

In honor of our 20th Anniversary,
we invite your support to continue expanding our mission, building a lifelong love of reading for students across the country.

Reading has never been more important.
Our mission must reach more children and families in the years ahead and we can do this - together.

CHAPTER THREE · SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Why Give?

Every child deserves to choose and own books in order to cultivate a lifelong love of literacy.

When students are given the opportunity to choose their own books, they in turn become more motivated readers.

75% of children who are not proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade are 4 times less likely to graduate high school.

Access to books supports success in the classroom and beyond.

Join Book Trust to become an equity game changer. Support the joy and power of reading for an entire district, school, or student.

To donate by mail, please mail your contribution to:

Book Trust
c/o CliftonLarsonAllen
8390 E Crescent Parkway, Suite 300
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Speak to a member of our donor engagement team to learn more:

Carly Musso
Sr. Director of Development
cmusso@booktrust.org | (720) 459-6491

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