Why Our Work at Raising A Reader is Critical

Why Our Work at Raising A Reader is Critical

By: Michelle Torgerson, President and CEO of Raising A Reader I know first-hand the positive impact a caring adult can make in the life of a child. ​  When I was little, we didn’t have access to a lot of books or resources. My parents had their own truck repair...

Learn More with ‘A Closer Read on Literacy Equity’

Encouraging parents to be their child’s first teacher happens best with great books along for the journey. But what does that look like in the time of COVID with geographic, social, and political divides?    For Raising A Reader, a 21-year-old organization working to...

2021 Legacy of Literacy Recipient

Drum roll please…. The award goes to Dick Wilkolaski!  Launched in 2019, Raising A Reader’s Legacy of Literacy award celebrates funding partners who have allowed us to blaze a new or expanded trail.   To recognize the incredible support of and dedication to providing...

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...