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In a recent study, people in low-income households made less than half the annual number of long-distance trips per person than the population as a whole (a trip is defined as a roundtrip to a destination at least 100 miles or more from home). With 25 percent of Alabama’s children living in poverty, we can help families explore the state through Charles Ghigna’s book, Alabama: My Home Sweet Home in our 2019 Rx for Summer Reading program. 

“As we celebrate the state’s bicentennial, we look back to our past, but we also look to our future,” said Jay Lamar, Executive Director of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. “We want the next hundred years to be all they can be, which means nurturing a love of learning and achievement in our young people. Reach Out and Read-Alabama certainly does that.” 

Learn more about the Rx for Summer Reading campaign here.

Listen to what one of the Alabama 200 Bicentennial Commissioners has to say about the book our Reach Out and Read-Alabama practitioners will be prescribing this summer during our 10th annual Rx for Summer Reading campaign!


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ALABAMA 200 and Reach Out and Read – Alabama Announce Partnership

Alabama 200 and Reach Out and Read-Alabama are proud to announce a formal partnership in celebration of the state’s bicentennial with the 2019 selection for the10th annual Rx for Summer Reading Program – Alabama, My Home Sweet Home, by Charles Ghigna.

View photos from the announcement here.


Media Coverage of the partnership

ALABAMA 200 and Reach Out and Read – Alabama Announce Partnership