— AJC (@ajc) March 4, 2016
It's a well-known fact that Atlanta schoolchildren rank far below the national average in reading proficiency scores.
According to the AJC.com, the Atlanta Fair is doing its part to promote a passion for reading and improve literacy among black schoolchildren.
The Atlanta Fair is offering free rides to children who can demonstrate reading proficiency by reading a book from cover to cover.
AJC.com -- In an effort to improve literacy among young students, the fair introduced its Read for Rides Program, which, according to a news release, encourages children ages 2-11 to complete a book report for each book they read.
One complete book report means a guaranteed blue ribbon — and in turn, free admission on Reading Rides Day on Saturday, March 12.
Book reports can be downloaded and filled out here. An adult over the age of 18 must approve the entry form.
Once your child has completed the book report, visit eventbee.com and use the promo code READ to receive free admission to one of the state's biggest fairs.