About Room to Read

Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by helping children in low-income communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls to build skills to succeed in school and negotiate key life decisions. We collaborate with governments and other partner organizations to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale.

Room to Read has published nearly 1700 picture books in 32 languages around the world. Our Quality Reading Materials program brings writers and illustrators together with experienced editors and art directors to create culturally relevant books for children in local languages. This is our first United States-based book development project.