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Book Truck READ-A-THON 2019

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The Book Truck's 3rd Annual Read-A-Thon!!
  Dec 08 2019

On December 8th, Read-a-thon participants will spend the day reading to fight the literacy crisis for foster care, homeless, and low-income teens. 

You can show your support by donating to the campaign - and thanks to an anonymous donor, your support will go twice as far!! All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000.00!! This generous contribution is being made in honor of our founder and executive director, Elizabeth Dragga.


What we do:

The Book Truck holds teen-to-teen literacy events and gives away free books in areas of LA County where high school dropout rates can be as high as 50%. 

Why we do it:

Our research shows that teens are 4 times more likely to want to open a book when they are helped by other teens.

How we know it works:

Our programming doubles and triples the number of teens reading in underserved communites.

Why it's important:

Higher literacy rates mean lower rates of teen pregnancy, incarceration, and poverty.


You can shape the future of teens in these communities by supporting our Read-a-thon!!

Posted by The Book Truck, Inc.