You want to hear a terrifying statistic?
According the a poll released by the Pearson Foundation, 75% of Americans don't know that two-thirds of low-income households have absolutely NO books in their home suitable for or designed for children under the age of 5.
What does this mean?
A terrifyingly high number of children are starting school at a disadvantage because they are not being exposed to books from a young age.
On October 6, 2011 over 2,000,000 people across the United States will join together to read Anna Dewdney's adorable Llama, Llama Red Pajama to promote early literacy.
To join in and do your part, just take the pledge to Read for the Record which reads: