VISION: That children in every family have their own books at home so that they may become better readers, perform better in school and do better in life.
MISSION: Big Rig Books is a mobile literacy outreach initiative focused on fostering recreational reading beyond the classroom by encouraging reading and providing books for children and families in economically challenged, underserved communities and underperforming schools.
I had the honor of coordinating three Big Rig visits to Fort Myers Middle Academy, and they were truly amazing visits. Our students were excited to have the opportunity to walk through John’s truly unique mobile library and pick any book they wanted. We saw students who, much like John in his childhood, avoid books…
Fort Myers Middle Academy
I checked in with a lot of students today about their Big Rig experience and they loved it. Also, I lost count of the number of students who came up to me in the hallways, after school, and other times of day to show me their books. You have truly fueled their passion for reading!