Illiteracy. Many children in impoverished areas of the country have a lack of children's books--whether it be Dr. Seus or "Love You Forever." The Bring On the Books Foundation, among other researchers and education experts, believes that books are vital and essential for the cognitive growth of a child. There should not be any reason why a child in a tough socio-economic status should lack the tools for success—particularly, a tool that is simply a few pages with pictures. It’s that simple.