A Kansas city Mayor has lots of priorities in office. Fixing streets and sewer systems. Creating jobs. Stemming violent crime. But for Sly James, ensuring every child is reading at grade level by the third grade is a more important goal than any other.
That’s why he’s been pushing the Turn the Page KC reading project. The effort got a big boost recently thanks to a New York publishing house which donated 10,000 titles to this multi-year effort that puts books into the hands of Kansas City, Missouri children just as they have started their long summer vacations.
Here is a brief introduction to the project from the Mayor’s website: