There are many reasons why reading is a challenge for youths. The stigma associated with reading books is one that has been prevalent throughout the years. Of all reasons to not read, fear should not be it. Amongst a sea of youths, it is often the forgotten and invisible at-risk youths that can benefit from reading the most, making them an important group to target.
Indepenguins is a movement that strives to empower youths to read without the fear of judgement and stigma. It also strives to inculcate a community of brave and independent youth readers.
Its campaign aims to de-stigmatize reading and builds reading readiness in youths. It connects readers and authors during times when guards are down, providing a better experience that can lead to a better chance for a better future.