Our Holiday Helping Hands Project is LIVE

November 1st-30th

Jump over and find out how you can move the needle in literacy in a very practical way!


Only 15% of African American 4th graders in Mississippi scored at the proficient reading level on the national literacy exam last year. That number is unacceptable. Children become fluent readers by devouring early chapter book series. There are virtually no popular chapter book series written by African American authors. 

How likely are kids to love reading if they never encounter a character they can relate to? Only 7% of all children's books are authored by African American, Native American, and Hispanic Americans combined. Introducing “Big Monty,” a relatable chapter book series for diverse developing readers.

This year our holiday helping hands project will impact the entire state! We are distributing 1000 copies of big monty to schools, libraries, and Boys & Girls clubs all over Mississippi. Let’s give all our children heroes and role models that inspire them to read. Click on our kickstarter page to support this project today!


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