Metro East Literacy Project Bookshelf
Promoting a Culture of Reading for Family Transformation
Thankful for Reading
The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book? ~ David Attenborough
I am thankful for the ability to read and write. Reading is one of the most important skills a person can have. I have loved to read ever since I was little, and it all started with picture books! My favorite book was Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman. My mother probably read that story to us a thousand times. Of course, I, in turn, read it to my kids, too. What was your favorite picture book? Put the title in the comments. Click here to see more inspiring quotes about picture books.
Picture Book Month
National Family Literacy Month
National Reading Group Month
7-13 National Young Readers Week
15-21 National Book Awards Week
1 National Family Literacy Day
1 National Authors Day
6 National Nonfiction Day
6 Book Lovers Day
12 National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
15-19 World Nursery Rhyme Week
What book are you reading? Will you list the title on the Metro East Literacy Project Virtual Bookshelf? The Metro East Literacy Project (MELP) is raising money to build avid, lifelong readers in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. In some sections of our population, there is a serious reading crisis with functional illiteracy and book deserts. MELP is raising awareness and creating opportunities to help improve reading skills within the community.
Make a donation of $5 minimum, plus $2 for the cover image, of a favorite book such as “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Catcher in the Rye,” “The Warmth of Other Suns," or some other favorite or inspirational book. And, if you are an author, you should list your own book! Let’s fill up the Metro East Literacy Project Virtual Bookshelf with your book titles.