This donor-funded program – brought free to Title I schools – builds on the resonance of David Saltzman’s The Jester Has Lost His Jingle. Motivated by our assemblies, students participate in a Read-A-Thon to give Jester books and Jester & Pharley Dolls to ill children in a local hospital. Students are inspired to try harder, read more and think about others – profoundly life-altering experiences. Each classroom receives a copy of The Jester and a set of our three Educator Enrichment Manuals filled with lesson ideas inspired by The Jester that complement reading standards and goals. Schools that successfully complete an RMD program find that building on its momentum with a follow-up program boosts students’ reading achievements even more.