is for children who have experienced or are currently experiencing

trauma to receive intense, consistent, one-on-one, reading intervention from a trained reading specialist to outweigh the negative effects caused

by adverse childhood experiences.



Center for Public Education, 2015

Children living in poverty experience more summer learning loss than their wealthier peers, but targeted summer learning programs can make a difference. 

Camp Good Books and Shades

Literacy Summer Camp

At Camp Good Books and Shades, students receive one-to-one, intentional instruction designed specifically for their literacy needs. They have the opportunity to work collaboratively and independently in order to practice their emerging skills and strategies. We also address crucial social skills that students need at school and for their future.

What's New?

Trauma Informed Reading Mentor Orientation: December 17th

Trauma Informed Reading Mentor

Teachers are always looking for ways to increase their capacity in the classroom, especially in guided reading. Our classes offer individualized planning and problem solving as well as presentations from some of the most knowledgeable literacy specialists in our state.

Volunteer with Us!

Do you like to volunteer? I Would Rather Be Reading needs volunteers to read with children, take wellness walks, and complete art projects. 

Where: Jacob Elementary 

3701 E. Wheatmore Dr.

Louisville, KY 40215

When: June 11th- July 26th 10:30 - 11:30

Contact Us

Contact us for more information on our programs, volunteering, events or how you can make a difference!

Located in: Louisville, KY, USA