But when school’s out, kids from low-income families have a real problem on their hands.
Unlike their more affluent peers, most of them don’t spend summer break at the library or reading books in the backseat on family trips. In fact, many of them won’t open a book until school starts up again.
Books are the answer. Studies show that kids from low-income families fall behind an average of two months in reading while their middle- income peers tend to make slight gains.
You can help save a child from summer slide by putting books into her hands. Click here to help.