Children are more likely to become engaged readers if they have access to books featuring characters who look like them.
For $50, you will provide 10 new, inclusive books to a child who has limited access to books in their home.
The books included in school libraries should reflect the population of students the school serves. Inclusive books help foster a welcoming school community, and create engaged readers.
For $500, you will provide 60 books to a school library and create countless opportunities for children to see themselves reflected in the books they read.
Turn the Page KC is a 501(c)(3) organization. Since Turn the Page KC was founded in 2011, the number of 3rd graders reading at grade-level and above has increased every year, enrollment in academic summer programs has quadrupled, and chronic student absenteeism has dropped 4%.
As a community, we have made progress, but there is still work to be done to ensure that every student can read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade and have a chance at a successful and productive future.