US Literacy Statistics

We are getting ready to head into the fall book drive season as many students begin to return to campus.  Get in contact with your regional director as soon as possible to get your group registered for the drive.  We need your help as much as ever!

This week we received some staggering literacy statistics from the National Center for Family Literacy. Two of the most impressive are:

  • 61% of low-income families have no books at all in their homes for their children (McQuillan, Jeff. “The Literacy Crisis: False Claims, Real Solutions.” 1998.)
  • More than 40 percent of U.S. adults at the lowest level of literacy live below the poverty line. Only four percent of adults with strong literacy skills live in poverty.

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