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about bookkids

Children who grow up in homes with at least 20 books get three years more schooling than children in bookless homes (Evans et al., 2010). Kids who read for 20 minutes every day are exposed to 1.8 million words a year. By middle school, they have read over 800 hours and will likely score 90% better than their peers.

Approximately 34% of children in kindergarten through grade 11 in New Mexico can read at or above their grade level, which implies that 66% of them need to improve their reading skills. This indicates that these children require more access to books and reading opportunities outside of school. BOOKKIDS is designed to provide free books to these children so that they can practice their reading skills during their out-of-school hours.

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We are dedicated to building a community where every child has access to books and can develop their own home library. Our aim is to support young children in developing the fundamental skills of literacy and social-emotional learning, which are essential for success in kindergarten and beyond.

We are currently seeking new board members. 

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Board Member



Board Member

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Debbie Maloney

Founding Member/

Advisory Board Member


Evans, M. D. R., Kelley, J., Sikora, J., & Treiman, D. J. (2010). Family scholarly culture and      educational success: Books and schooling in 27 nations. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 28(2), 171–197.

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