Literacy is fundamental to a child’s success. Exposure and book handling are critical. This purpose of this project is to first, provide them with books to aid in exposure and skill building, but also to give them a gift The holidays can be a difficult time for many of the families I serve. I want to give each of them the gift of three books before our holiday break begins to read together with their families: “Smoky Night”, “Those Shoes” and “A Chair for My Mother”. These books are all culturally relevant selections geared towards character development and identity formation.