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12.08.2022 Featured

Raising a Reader in the New York Times Holiday Giving Edition

We’re thrilled to be recommended in the New York Times Holiday Giving Edition. “So if we want to give more people the best shot possible at secure, healthy and happy futures and attaining their dreams, we need to get books into more children’s hands and homes,” Frank Bruni, contributing Opinion writer, New York Times. View our mention in the article ...

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Giving Tuesday

Thank you! This Giving Tuesday, Raising a Reader wants to give sincere thanks to our network of Affiliates, Partners, and supporters across the nation who help make our work possible. We love working closely with you to help bring diverse stories to the children and families in your communities who delight in seeing their lives and experiences reflected in the ...

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02.01.2022 Featured

Can we talk about Bruno?

By Michelle Torgerson, President and CEO, Raising a Reader  Can we talk about Bruno?! Is Encanto’s soundtrack playing on loop at your house? It is at mine, and we almost have all the songs memorized! The movie tells the story of the Madrigal family as they navigate their special powers within their community. So many people—young and old—are feeling seen ...

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10.03.2017 Webinars

Empowering Parents to Engage Through Books

Empowering Parents to Engage Through Books As we enter into National Book Month, all of us at Raising a Reader were once again heartened by the Washington Post article late this summer, “How To Get Kids To Look Away From Their Screens and Take Pleasure in Books.” While we still find it discouraging that it appeared in the Lifestyle section ...

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Press Releases

10.17.2022 Press Releases

We’re joining forces with Lit Lab

We are thrilled to announce Raising a Reader is joining forces with Lit Lab’s incredible community committed to serving children and their families, and are accepting the donation of LitLab’s kidappolis, designed for caregivers to support early learning in literacy, math, and science. The bilingual English/Spanish kidappolis app is is aligned with RAR’s mission to engage caregivers in a routine ...

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05.23.2022 Press Releases

Official Statement: Book Banning

While book banning is not new in the United States, it is happening at alarming rates in school libraries across the country right now.  The communities we serve through Raising a Reader (RAR)—from rural to suburban to urban—are not monolithic. One of our top priorities is to offer a diverse and inclusive multilingual book collection that is inclusive of all ...

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