Interactive Book Distribution Map
Research has shown that…
Access to books in the home is a better predictor of reading achievement level than parent education level and socio-economic status. Therefore, building home libraries for children is a key strategy on our path to increasing literacy rates in Houston.
Our strategic plan, called Impact Framework, calls for every child in Houston to have their very own home library. Recognizing that there is a network of organizations placing books in the hands of children across our community, we partnered with Good Reason Houston, January Advisors, a team of MBA students from the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business, Books Between Kids and dozens of other area nonprofit organizations to launch a dynamic, interactive map to visually display our collective effort to empower children across Harris County with the tools needed for reading success – books!
The interactive map enables you to see where children have been provided books through various programs, including our My Home Library program, by demographic variables, school district, neighborhood, city council or county boundaries, and more! In addition, the map displays how many books have been distributed to a geographic area of your interest and how many children are not meeting minimum third-grade reading standards based on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results for the 2017-2018 school year.
We invite you to interact with the map and learn more about what’s going on in our community.
Learn how you can sponsor a child’s home library.