Children who can’t read face increased odds of incarceration, homelessness, and unemployment as adults. National literacy activist Kareem Weaver believes literacy is the greatest civil rights issue of our time and is fighting for better reading instruction, saying, “What good is winning the right to vote if we can’t even read the ballot?” Fed up with the bleak reading scores in his own community, Kareem files a petition with the Oakland Unified School District demanding change.

This Juneteenth screening of The Right to Read will benefit the Children’s Book Projectbring a new children’s book to donate and receive a free small popcorn!

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
4:30 pm
at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco

Details and tickets at

Enter code Books4Kids to get $3 off general admission at check out.