Book Recommendations

Thanks to Dr. Gruper for her review of Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang!

Thanks to Alia for her review of The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg 

Reading With Digital Books

Check out these websites to explore storytelling in different languages and short stories to read with your children and students. 

World Stories: A lovely collection of stories in various languages to share with kids.

Unite for Literacy: A collection of nonfiction ebooks perfect for young readers to read and listen to.

More sites to enjoy at home:

Read Along with Michelle Obama on PBS


Mo Willems Lunch Doodle


Draw Every Day with JJK


Dav Pilkey at Home


Grace Lin Reads and Teaches

A Favorite TED Talk of the A to Z Team
Take a few minutes to listen to an interview with Jonathan and learn more about this amazing young man. A to Z is committed to financially supporting him at Mulengushi University. 

Mission:  A to Z Literacy Movement is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that improves the lives of children through literacy development. Currently, the organization’s activities are primarily focused in Zambia, Africa and McHenry County, Illinois.


Need:  Zambia’s children are especially vulnerable and literacy development is critical for rebuilding Zambia’s economy and improving public health education efficacy.


Approach:  Literacy development requires more than books. A to Z and its partners provide a variety of resources necessary for effective literacy promotion including book delivery, local literacy support, and high-quality teacher instruction.  


Partners and Supporters:  Strong relationships with indigenous organizations are essential for success. A to Z works directly with local organizations that understand the specific challenges and solutions associated with literacy development in the region, such as All Kids Can Learn International and Shine Reading Academy. 


2020–2021 Goals: 

To provide professional development for 125 Zambian teachers

To provide books locally for at-risk children and students with special needs 

To ship four separate shipments of children's books to communities/schools in need

To strengthen partnerships with two schools in Zambia

“Literacy is at the heart of sustainable development.” — Kofi Annan



Find us: 

P.O. Box 2483, Crystal Lake, IL  60039

©May 2020 

A to Z Literacy Movement

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