Literacy is an essential part of what it means to be human in our modern civilization. Not only does reading allow children to learn through text, literacy also promotes a more free and open society.
In our increasingly interconnected world, literacy is our passport to liberty–making information available to anyone who can read.
The very act of reading develops a more nimble and flexible mind.
And reading can also contribute to a better world by serving as a bridge between cultures.
For these reasons and more, I was thrilled to make a video in support of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. You can find a more concise version of the video on Walmart’s corporate sponsor page or see the entire video below: