Written by: Haley Erb
Primary Source: Writing Rhetoric and American Cultures
80% of preschool and after-school programs serving low-income populations have no age-appropriate books for their children (Source). These same children often go without age-appropriate books available at home as well. This can set them up at a disadvantage from their very first moments in the education system.
Dolly Parton is out to change that. Imagination Library is her project, founded in 1996. Families who sign up can receive one age-appropriate book each month, starting at age 5. Imagination Library serves families in America, Canada, the UK, and Australia.
If you know a child that could use an opportunity like this, point their parents this way and pass on the #weekoffree love to those who need it most.
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