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.
“Thank you so much for your book donations. I love books and I pledge to always read them because books are just amazing. I think it is amazing how you can have so many books in one truck. It is very generous and kind of you to donate so many books to kids”.
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…