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.
Thought you might find the attached of interest... "For children who need it most-poor children-well-thought programs provide broade-based support, but one intervention that has proved to work well in stemming reading loss is ensuring that young people have books to read. Library reading programs work - but for many kids in big cities, getting to…
Dr Thomas Scheider
Superintendant of school dist CCSD 180
The students were incredibly happy to be able to choose a book and take it home. There were a lot of choices and everyone left with a book they were excited about. As a teacher, I liked the fact that they were able to really think about what book they could get and make a…
Teacher: Early Learning Center-West Chicago District #33