Why Should We Read?

Is it worth it?

Owning Books

Fourth graders who reported having 25 books or more at home had higher scores on reading tests than children who reported they didn’t have that many books.

Total percentage of adults that have not been in a book store in the past 5 years : 70%


Total percent of young people who claim they read more than 10 books a year.

Total percentage of books started that aren’t read to completion: 57%

Less than half of families read to their kindergarten-age children on a daily basis.

Total amount of words read annually by a person who reads 15 minutes a day: