Julie Baker Finck is the President of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. Their volunteers are raising the level of literacy in Houston by teaching parents that reading is a primordial skill they must start teaching immediately. It begins with reading to babies and then encouraging them to learn to read early and then allowing kids to read books they are interested in throughout childhood.

Julie also talks about how they are going to celebrate 23 years of service: with the 2017 A Celebration of Reading event on April 20th. Appearing live are authors Sue Grafton, Jim Gaffingan and Bill Browder.

For information about volunteering or to buy tickets to the event, go to their website: