Mayor's Birthday Book Club

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​I am excited to announce my first annual Mayor's Birthday Book Club! Early childhood education and literacy are very important to me, and statistics show that children who have access to age-appropriate books in their homes have a better chance at succeeding academically, and a stronger foundation for success throughout their lives. Reading at grade level by 3rd grade is a key marker for a child's academic trajectory.

I am proud to team up with Sch​​​​​olastic, an organization that has been providing books and educational resources to educators and families for more than 100 years. The first year of this program will be a pilot of 500 books for children ages pre-k to 3rd grade during their birthday month, with the potential to expand next year and beyond.

Each book will come addressed to the reader with a special birthday message from me. I look forward to reading with you!​​​​​