Every copy of Please Read to Me by Pam Leo, illustrated by Charlotte Agell, Abby Carter, Clare Lilly Flore, Ruby Jenkins-Henry, Emma Hindall, Matilda Murray, and Anna Simmons benefits Bring Books to Life.
Please Read to Me is written by Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting and founder of Book Fairy Pantry Project, and illustrated by 9 Maine youth and adult artists. Pam has worked tirelessly in her community for over three decades as a bonding and literacy advocate in prisons, parenting classes, and through family literacy projects. This collaborative book shares the importance of reading to children with bright, playful, and engaging illustrations. It is a multicultural board book, with a Dyslexie font, printed by Pint Size Productions, the only US printer of board books, and is dedicated to Dolly Parton in honor of her Imagination Library.
Bring Books to Life is a collaborative local initiative designed to help Franklin County Head Start parents understand literacy development. Through monthly meetings and reading of children’s books, literacy specialists help families better understand literacy and pre-literacy skills and how to engage their young readers. Donations to this program help provide children’s books and activity packets to families.