Thank you to everyone who entered Freadom’s 1OO – our celebration of the BEST PLACES TO READ IN AMERICA. And America, IT'S TIME TO VOTE!
YOU get to choose which photo and story will win $500 in cool Freadom stuff and a $500 travel voucher.
Whether it's reading to a future reader in the womb, building an igloo to read in, enjoying a book by a waterfall, on the beach or learning all about sharks before taking a swim in the ocean – reading takes you on all kinds of adventures, to new places and in meeting new friends.
VOTE NOW, VOTE OFTEN (you can vote more than once if you'd like), choose from the stories and photos below, please invite your family and friends to vote too. The more the votes the better! Because, Freadom is ALL about Literacy for ALL, and we celebrate readers of all walks of life – our goal to promote and encourage literacy and reading. It is what we’re all fighting for, a place of #literacyforall!
WHICH PHOTO & STORY IS YOUR CHOICE? VOTE BELOW!
Grandson's Backyard, Minnesota
This igloo was built by Mom during the pandemic. Family has committed to 1000 hrs of time outdoors this winter, and what better place to spend time outdoors than in your own igloo?! AND - what better thing to do inside than read? Books and nature have kept family checked in to each other and the outdoors.
Sequoia National Park, California
Sequoia is one of the most beautiful places on earth! So to listen to a snow melt river in the sunshine during a hike & lunch stop is about as great as it gets.
School Library, Moundville, Alabama
The school's library is the best place to read because the atmosphere is all about learning and new adventures with my students, especially this upcoming one in the photograph! Reading to a child in the womb is special.
The Beach, Naples, Florida
Sunset by the beach is the best place to read. The setting is calm and the waves are soothing. The perfect place to get lost in a book.
St. George Island, Florida
We enjoy a vacation to the beach every year…there is nothing more relaxing than the waves and a good book for this Kansas family!
MY VOTE FOR THE FREADOM'S 1OO PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD:
Being able to read is the most critical skill for anyone who wants to fully claim and realize the freedoms America promises; this is why Freadom exists. Freadom is a social enterprise created to accelerate and amplify the awareness of and advance the cause for literacy. Started in late 2020 by the founder of the highly successful nonprofit, Bernie’s Book Bank – Freadom designs and sells high-quality, responsibly made apparel and products from which 100% of the net profit supports literacy initiatives throughout America. Freadom has the audacious goal of investing $100 Million to literacy annually.