This week, use your words to lead a fundraiser, book drive or social media campaign. Share our February 20th NYC “Beers for Books” event and this week’s “Spread the Word” with friends, family, and coworkers via email and social media:

This week’s shocking statistic:

Only 50% of the students who enter a 4-year college will receive a bachelor’s degree within 6 years. Close the achievement gap BEFORE it starts: www.wordrebel.org

Words to live by:

“The vibrations of mental forces are the finest and consequently the most powerful in existence.” Charles Haanel, 1886 1949

“See the things that you want as already yours. Know that they will come to you in need. Then let them come. Don’t fret and worry about them. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.” Robert Collier, 1885-1950

Don’t forget to build your own vocabulary:

FIRGUN: The act of sharing in or even contributing to someone else’s pleasure or fortune, with a purely generous heart and without jealousy; or of sharing credit fairly (Hebrew word with German origin).


Word Rebel is excited to now be partnered with 53 day cares serving 5,000 children in Manhattan, East New York, Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

We need your help to connect our partners to free books year after year. Share our February 20th NYC “Beers for Books” event with friends, family, and coworkers via email and social media. Feel good about donating $35 for a 3-hour open bar when all profits go to Word Rebel! Can’t make it? Be with us in spirit: Donate online or throw your own FUNdraising event.

Thank you for using words to fight inequality.


SUBSCRIBE to receive one free downloadable book a week.

READ HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON for FREE  online or in a corner of your local library.

READ BORN LUCKY for FREE online (simply sign up for wegivebooks.org).

BUILD VOCABULARY: Make a game out of teaching your child words from this suggested kindergarten vocabulary list.

TEACH ONE THOUSAND WORDS because Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching a words a day: CLEAN, CLOSE, COME, COST, COULD, COUNT, CROSS, CRY, CUT

READ FOR A PURPOSE: Ask the questions (common-core aligned) teachers will ask, “How does the main character feel at the beginning, middle and end of the book?”

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