45 Books for East Village Housing Projects



Education Fact


Reading aloud to children raises their IQ by 6 points.

Uncommon Vocabulary


ANECDOCHE: (n) A conversation in which everyone is talking, but nobody is listening.

Inspirational Quotes

“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“May you live every day of your life.” Jonathan Swift

“Don’t let other people’s opinions distort your reality. Be true to yourself. Be bold in pursuing your dreams. Be unapologetically you.” Steve Maraboli

Early Literacy Update

Word Rebel is partnered with six of twelve Sheltering Arms Early Childhood Centers serving 1,300 children throughout New York City. Our Lower East Side partner serves 45 children in the Jacob Riis Housing Projects on 10th St & Ave D. Today, all 45 children will receive a hardcover book (assortment shown right). Every week, parents will also receive strategies that make it easy to teach reading skills while walking along city sidewalks, riding the bus, eating dinner, etc.


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