America is in a reading crisis. Far too many children — including those you see daily in your practice — are growing up without the reading skills they need to succeed in school and life.

Recent studies reveal that:

• More than 40 percent of fourth graders read below grade level.*

• Children ages 9 to 14 spend more than 20 percent of their waking hours watching TV, but only 1 percent of waking time reading.

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