A Sustained Problem. A Serious Solution.
Decades of research has confirmed the correlation between childhood poverty, lack of access to reading resources, lower reading proficiency and the resulting struggle to complete high school and prepare for the world beyond.
The need for QCBB
Children in poverty who do not read on level by the end of 3rd grade are 13 times less likely to graduate from high school.
40% of local K-6 students do not read proficiently by 3rd grade.
Children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72% chance of being non-proficient readers themselves.
QCBB strives to eliminate barriers to book access for our region’s young readers and serve as a focal point to elevate the community literacy partners who provide such critical services to children.
Our focus is getting the right books and resources to the children who need them most.
A child growing up in a
bookless home has a 30% probability of completing 9th grade. A child with 100 books in their home - 90%.