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									Charlotte Reads Information
Charlotte Reads is the literacy advocacy program within The Public Library of
Charlotte and Mecklenburg County system. We work to build partnerships with
like-minded businesses and organizations in an effort to raise awareness and
inspire action around functional illiteracy; the area’s top issue as it relates to
growth and development.

Our vision is that all Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents will have the literacy skills
needed to succeed in school contribute to the economy and community and achieve
                                their personal goals.
Your donation of new and gently-used books will make a difference in the lives of
children and adults participating in literacy programs throughout our region.

Your Donated Books Will Be Used
Literacy is a fundamental skill for every day survival. The Workforce Investment
Act of 1998 defines literacy as the ability to read, write and operate a computer
at a fourth-grade level. More than 125,000, or 20% of, adults in Mecklenburg
County are considered functionally illiterate. These adults have children that are
twice as likely as their peers to be illiterate as well. Your book donations do help!

Your books will be given to children and adults participating in literacy programs
throughout the area. These students are striving to better themselves, but need
books of their own to continue with this process.

  Every book donated to Charlotte Reads is given to a child or adult that cannot
             afford to purchase these same books for themselves.

   Charlotte Reads needs new or very gently-used books for learners of all ages.
                            Suggested titles include

                                   Board Books
                    Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
                  Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
                                  Peekaboo Farm
                    Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin, Jr.
                   It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
                      Here Are My Hands by Cathryn Fallwell
                   Little Cloud by Eric Carle and Patricia Gauch

                                  Picture Books
                           Curious George by H. A. Rey
 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
                       Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson
          Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
                        My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann
                     Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox
    Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange
     Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter

               Juvenile Fiction
  The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
        Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
     Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson
   Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry
      Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

             Young Adult Fiction
  A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
         Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
         Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
          Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
         Listen! by Stephanie Tolan

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