“Once you learn to read,
you will be forever free.”
– Frederick Douglass
READ USA is solving illiteracy and cultivating proficient grade-level readers and lifelong learners through high-interest books and high-quality teaching.Learn more
Book Choice and Ownership
Peace In The Pages
READ USA hosts its Peace In The Pages event every fall on or near Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday to celebrate the connection between literacy and the values of unity, diversity, equity, empathy, peace, non-violence, health, freedom, leadership and success.
Peace in the Pages:
Turning the Page on Illiteracy
READ USA trains, supervises, and pays teens from under-resourced communities to provide evidence-based reading tutoring where reading gains are achieved by the teens as well as the elementary school students they lead.
Book Choice & Ownership
For $15 each, every student in an entire elementary school or site in under-resourced communities participates in our free book fair and gets to choose 3 FREE brand new books to own!
Local celebrities share books that represent all walks of life. In addition, videos geared towards parents and teachers offer suggestions on key topics to assist students in reading success.