Equity for our children means giving each child the resources they need to thrive. Literacy is an essential life skill that can be directly linked to how successful a child will be in the future. Giving every child access to the tools they need to learn to read and read to learn creates an equitable environment for each of them.
Few books demonstrate equity as well as our 2018 One 2 Read book, Last Stop On Market Street by Matt de la Peña. Young CJ learns to find beauty in our differences as he takes his weekly bus ride with his nana. CJ encounters people who teach him we all have gifts to offer each other.
All second grade students in the metro school districts and parochial schools will receive a copy of Last Stop on Market Street containing a special message from author, de la Peña, about his experience learning the power of books and reading.