2014 was an extraordinary year for Books That Grow (formerly Borne Digital). We won national awards, worked with some of the largest school districts in the nation, and most importantly, transformed classrooms across the country.
We’ve come a long way. In 2013, Books That Grow began as an idea - that the same digital book could contain multiple reading levels, enabling ALL students to participate in reading assignments, saving teachers time and fostering student success. It is one year later, and the Books That Grow software platform has been built, won acclaim, and has positively changed reading experiences for students and their teachers across the U.S.
Although originally designed for late elementary and middle school students, Books That Grow is now widely used in high schools, community colleges, and even adult education classes. This fall we have been thrilled to work with clients such as the City University of New York and the Queens Public Library, who attract students like Leo Martinez:
Until now, we’ve made Books That Grow available to only a select group of schools and libraries. As the response from these early users has been tremendously enthusiastic, we’ve decided to expand our reach. Beginning this January, any student or any teacher can go to BooksThatGrow.com, create an account, and start reading, for free!
There are so many students that have the potential to excel, but are held back simply because they struggle with reading comprehension. This is a problem Books That Grow will help solve. To learn more about what we are doing to improve education, please subscribe to our newsletter, like or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, or email me directly. Most importantly, if you believe in our vision, I invite you to join us by sharing our story with other educators.
Thank you and happy New Year!
Founder and CEO - Books That Grow