Reading is one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities.
– Ben Okri, Nigerian Poet
Bring Me A Book Literacy Advocacy Toolkits
Our Bring Me A Book Toolkits detail our award-winning “best practices” for our pivotal programs: School and Public Library Partnerships, Classroom Libraries, Family Engagement, and Home Libraries, Book Cubbies, Book Buddies, and Service Clubs: Speaker Appreciation.
Our Literacy Champions
Our Literacy Champions represent a national “literacy brain trust” —award-winning reading researchers (some inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame), scholars, and expert practitioners, including school administrators, teachers, literacy coaches, librarians, reading specialists, and social workers.
Literacy Advocacy Toolkits or Life-Changer Essays and Reviews
Each Literacy Champion has written a Literacy Advocacy Toolkit that captures their expertise and best practice guidance so all those who are working to support children as readers, writers, and learners don’t have to reinvent the wheel. The research-informed understandings, insights, and practices represented in our downloadable Toolkits have been thoroughly field-tested in classrooms, homes, and community organizations serving children across the states and beyond. For additional professional support, follow the links in each Toolkit connecting you to the Literacy Champions’ books, resources, and services. You will also find Life-Changer book reviews and essays; these, too, provide professional support.