2020–21 annual impact report

a student wearing a mask reads her new books at her desk
A Book Up Summer student explores her new home library

The home libraries you helped build last school year made a difference:

  • 222,559 books
  • 20,297 kids
  • 142 schools
  • and COUNTLESS moments of reading joy!

View the interactive report here or download the static PDF version here.

Literacy Nonprofit Marks Major Milestone at Concord International Elementary

Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program, the leading provider of books and literacy services for children in need in Washington, celebrated a major milestone. The organization distributed its 4-millionth book to Concord International Elementary on June 3.

Read more in the Seattle Public Schools newsletter.

Four-Millionth Book

On June 3, we celebrated a huge milestone: the four-millionth book given away since Page Ahead’s founding in 1990!

Concord principal Miguel Sansalone accepts Page Ahead’s ceremonial four-millionth book from Cathy Peterman, vice president of our board of directors.

We marked the occasion at Concord International Elementary in South Park, where students were receiving their chosen Book Up Summer books to take home for summer reading. The book, All Are Welcome, by Alexandra Penfold and illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman, has a special bookplate identifying it as Page Ahead’s four millionth book and will be added to the Concord school library collection.

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate! Read more in the Seattle Public Schools newsletter.

From left to right, standing: Rebecca Brinbury, Dave Osmer, Cathy Peterman, Lisa Ceniceros, Sahit Garapati, Mindy Terr. Kneeling: Susan Dibble, Stacey Lane, Hong-Nhi Do, Molly Powell.