Did you know there are still illiterate adults residing in America today? And with them, their children who will never get homework help or hear a bed time story from their parents? Children who will likely end up functionally illiterate and impoverished simply because they are denied the pleasure of being read to as a child or because they literally cannot afford to make reading a priority in their homes?
If you could, would you do something about these frightening statistics and help change the course of someone's life?
One teen is.
I was lucky enough to stumble across a post by Lili. This amazing teen is doing her share to spread literacy and the love of reading throughout her community, one book at a time.
*According to Lili's website, this beautiful banner is credited to Stephanie.
If you have new or gently used books for readers aged 0 months to 18-years-old you wouldn't mind parting with, please stop by Lili's Reflections now and see what you can do to help with her Books Change Lives charity.
Kudos to Lili and any teen who walks in her footsteps and tackles tough social issues with grace, passion and respect.