Sacramento: Walk4Literacy spreads the word about reading achievement gap

From Sac Bee

” Curious George, the Cat in the Hat and a gaggle of other storybook creatures took to the streets Saturday in Oak Park to march with a crowd of 1,000 people to the Central Library in the name of literacy.The reading enthusiasts, many with children in tow, walked a steady 4 miles from McClatchy Park to Cesar Chavez Plaza to raise awareness about what event organizers call a “literacy crisis.” Each paid a fee for their spot in the crowd, contributing to what the Sacramento Public Library Foundation expects will be a $15,000 boost to community organizations promoting literacy.”