Research shows young children who are read to three or more times a week are nearly twice as likely to show advanced literacy skills. The Governor's Book From Birth Foundation works to promote early childhood literacy for children in Tennessee between birth and 5-years-old. As of January 7, 2020 the foundation is now known as the Governor's Early Literacy Foundation. In a partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, the foundation works to give every preschooler in Tennessee the opportunity to receive free books in the mail! The foundation's president, Jame Pond, sits down with Roots and Wings host, Jonquil Newland, to discuss the foundation's work and future reading initiatives.