Building Home Libraries One Book at a Time
Benefits of a Home Library
“Home library size has a very substantial effect on educational attainment, even adjusting for parents’ education, father’s occupational status and other family background characteristics,” reports the study, recently published in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. “Growing up in a home with 500 books would propel a child 3.2 years further in education, on average, than would growing up in a similar home with few or no books.
Launch a Lifelong Reader...Be a Book Sponsor
There's no better gift than the gift of reading. Sponsor an ARE Rocket by purchasing a book for a reader in need. Thus far, we have had three book sponsors purchase books for students to add to their home library. Let's nurture and inspire our Rocket Readers thirst for reading.