Allington and McGill-Franzen then describe a study they performed that confirmed the above:
The above study is our inspiration. We believe we can make a tremendous impact by doing something very basic. By simply providing students with free books of their own choosing, we can create lifelong readers and make a difference in students' reading abilities.
This is why we want your donations. Every child should have access to books to read for the summer. The research tells us that if they do, they can achieve just as much as their classmates. You have the power to help them do that.