Welcome to Reading Works

“When I began to read, I began to exist.”  – Walter Dean Myers

Adult Literacy is the gateway issue that can improve every facet of our community’s economic and social well-being. For one in three adults Michigan adults, literacy skills are below fifth grade level, twice the national average. Reading Works exists to solve this issue by partnering with the best adult literacy program providers in metro Detroit for raising awareness of the value of teaching adults to read, changing public policy for greater support, and accelerating learners through educational programs.


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Purchase Bill Haney’s Book: One Cup at a Time 

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A portion of all book sales will benefit the Reading Works mission to improve adult literacy in our region.