We're a small group of teachers in mid-Michigan who have one mission: to get books to kids who don't have them. As teachers, we have seen what happens to students who make good reading progress during the year, only to backslide during the summer months. We have also seen how kids who do read during the summer continue to grow as learners and develop a love of learning that enhances their lives.
We want all children to have access to high-interest books through the summer months. We started Summer Books to accomplish this goal. This being our first year, we are piloting Summer Books at just one school, Washington Elementary in Charlotte, Michigan. We hope our success there allows us to expand to other mid-Michigan elementary schools.