Books have always been an escape for me. They allow me to travel to different worlds and meet new people all in the palm of my hand. I wanted to share this love of books with others so I joined The Book Truck, a non-profit that battles the literacy crisis by giving books to low-income teens and underprivileged communities. By participating in this year's Read-a-thon, I hope to introduce more teens to the wonderful world of literature. Every $10 I receive sponsors one teen at a literacy event.