Our Partner

Philadelphia READS aims to provide access to books and community programs to foster a love of reading and increase literacy in Philadelphia. They do this through four core literacy programs: Power Partners, Reading Olympics, the Jacoby Book Bank and Summer READS. Through these programs, they serve approximately 27,800 children and 600 educators annually.


Philadelphia READS provides out-of-school programs to increase literacy rates among grade-school students. One of these programs is the yearly Reading Olympics. Teams of students read books from a specified book list and prepare to answer questions about the books. One drawback is that these programs are all tied to in-person interactions and Philadelphia READS does not have resources for students while they are at home or on the go.


We worked with Philadelphia READs and their professionals to develop a tablet-friendly web application that allows students to prepare for the Reading Olympics, and provides helpful information for parents on how to be involved in their children's learning.

Main Features


Users can complete quizzes to test themselves on past and present Reading Olympics book lists.

Philadelphia READS Feature - Quizzes

Book Search

Users can conveniently find a specific book by title or author name. Filters are provided to refine search results further.

Philadelphia READS Feature - Book Search

Earn Badges

Provides incentivization for students to continually use the page by allowing them to track their progress through badges.

Philadelphia Reads Feature - Earn Badges

View Parent Advice

Parents can get involved in their child’s learning through tips provided here.

Philadelphia READS Feature - View Parent Advice

Manage Books and Quizzes

Administrators can easily update and create new books or quizzes as well as perform other administrative tasks.

Philadelphia READS Feature - Manage Books and Quizzes

Meet The Team

Xuan Li Xuan Li Product Manager
David Wang David Wang Tech Lead
Alice Fang Alice Fang Software Developer
Helena Chi Helena Chi Software Developer
Josh Byster Josh Byster Software Developer
Melody Felix Melody Felix Software Developer
Michael Leon Michael Leon Software Developer