The Big Idea
“Stan the Man” Tucker is an educator with years of experience working with young children who just want the opportunity to read! Stan was inspired to found Leap for Literacy after a particularly difficult day in his 2nd grade classroom. It went something like this…
Mr. Tucker: “Good morning students! Today is the first day of the book fair and it is open for us to start shopping! Please line up at the door if you remembered your book money.”
2nd Grader: “My mom says we don’t have money for books, I can’t go.”
Mr. Tucker: heart breaks (crackkkk), vows from this day forward he will get brand new books into little, eager hands in any way he can.
So here he is today, curating and distributing books in a variety of avenues! From school wide-read alouds, driving around in his
Read 'n Roll truck stocked with exciting texts, piloting Kindness Counts programs that focus on kindness as a currency to purchase books and just passing out books to students he meets in the community…Stan the Man is sticking to his plan!