About Us

At Peacock & Pineapple, our commitment runs deep – we are on a mission to empower disadvantaged readers, elevate literacy rates, and facilitate positive transformations in self-perception, conduct, and social assimilation. We believe in fostering the joy of reading across all age groups, regardless of individual reading proficiency, through inclusive and engaging content. 

Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in or contribute to society.” Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §1400(c).

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” - George R.R. Martin

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” —Victor Hugo

Our Mission

At Peacock & Pineapple, we are dedicated to breaking down literacy barriers and fostering a love for reading among individuals of all ages, backgrounds and reading levels. Our mission is to empower and elevate communities by providing inclusive and engaging reading materials tailored to diverse reading levels. By cultivating the joy of reading, we aspire to instill confidence, spark curiosity, and open doors to a future enriched with knowledge and opportunities. Through our commitment to accessibility and innovation, we aim to transform lives, one story at a time, fostering a world where every individual has the tools and inspiration to reach their full potential.

Heart of Our Mission

This journey began with a deeply personal experience. As a mother, I witnessed my developmentally delayed daughter transition from an infant born with a natural love for books to a young lady who, unfortunately, began to dismiss reading materials at her designated level as "books for babies." This heartbreaking transformation sparked my determination to address a critical gap in available reading resources. 

A Mother's Mission

Being a lifelong lover of literature, the inability to find books at lower reading levels with content designed for individuals above the age of seven was disheartening. This realization became the catalyst for the creation of [Your Program Name], a platform that aims to fill the void left by societal shortcomings for our silent and disadvantaged readers. 

.“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” - George R.R. Martin

Why We Exsist

Peacock & Pineapple, exists to bridge this gap, ensuring that individuals of all ages and reading abilities can access materials that captivate, inspire, and cater to their unique interests. Our commitment is not just about literacy; it's about fostering a lifelong love for reading, breaking down barriers, and building bridges to a brighter, more inclusive future.

The Read2Rise program will provide a wide array of reading materials with easily understandable and mature content that captivates and excites our readers. Functional illiteracy or poor literacy has long been associated with negative consequences such as low self-esteem, behavioral challenges, and social and economic isolation. A major contributing factor to illiteracy is the scarcity of books tailored to lower reading levels and the lack of engaging content suitable for mature audiences.

In 2022, 21% of American adults 18 and older are illiterate. Out of the 79% that are literate, 54% of US adults have a literacy below sixth-grade level 2022 U.S. Census Bureau report.

Coming Soon

At Peacock & Pineapple, we're on the brink of unveiling a revolutionary reading program designed to empower and uplift disadvantaged readers, opening doors to a world of opportunities and success. Our Read2Rise initiative is carefully crafted to cater to a diverse and mature audience, offering a rich array of books and resources to enhance literacy skills and cultivate a love for reading. This program is designed for public school students in Individualized Education Programs (IEPs),  students in English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, elder adult literacy program participants, Disability Outreach Program participants, clients of unaffiliated developmentally delayed adults with reading deficiencies, and public libraries.

What to Expect:

Our commitment goes beyond conventional teaching. Rise & Read employs "designed instruction," adapting content, assistive methodology, and delivery to meet the unique educational needs of each student, ensuring that access to the general curriculum aligns with state and district educational standards.

Stay tuned as we prepare to launch Rise & Read, where literacy becomes a catalyst for personal and educational transformation. Together, let's unlock the boundless potential that lies within the pages of a book.

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

President Barack Obama

Call to Action

At Peacock & Pineapple, we believe in the transformative power of literacy. Help us rewrite the definition of lower-level stories and empower individuals by supporting the development of our groundbreaking reading program. Your donations will fuel the creation of original books in every genre, the expansion of our virtual library, and the enhancement of our smart device app. 

Together, let's break down barriers to education and open doors to a brighter future.

Every Contribution Matters. Support Our Reading Community.

How You Can Make a Difference:

Join us in building a world where everyone, regardless of their reading level, has the opportunity to enjoy reading. Together, we can create a future filled with possibilities!

Ask Us How to Partner With Us Today and Be a Catalyst for Change!"