Reading to Kids' generous volunteers made this year's Annual Fund Drive our most financially successful yet, but we're still hoping to get to the 300-donor mark by the year's end. Please consider including Reading to Kids in your year-end donations for 2004 and help us to surpass our 2003 record of 277 donors!
January is Diversity Month!
This month, we've got a beautiful selection of books about immigrant experiences, family origins, and diversity. (Please click here for a full listing of this month's books.)
Diversity month always offers us a great opportunity for discussion with the kids, particularly since Reading to Kids brings a diverse group of people from all over Los Angeles to communities that are 98% Spanish-speaking. The children we join each month are described by school administrators as being "ethnically and linguistically isolated," and in January we have the opportunity to highlight and celebrate with them the rich diversity that characterizes our city and country.
In fifth grade this month, we're reading Sandra Cisneros' lovely book The House on Mango Street, which has been a favorite since its publication in 1991.
Come discover new classics like our third grade selection, Grandfather's Journey, about a Japanese grandfather and grandson who both share a love of their native Japan and their adopted California.
Finally, Grandparents Song is a great new book about a woman's rich family heritage, which includes African, Mexican, European, and Native American ancestors.
Join us in January!
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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