Raising A Reader in the New York Times Holiday Giving Edition

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,”...
Giving Tuesday

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...
Viewing Children’s Books through an Intersectional Lens

Viewing Children’s Books through an Intersectional Lens

Tymisha Sweet, RAR Senior Manager, Program and Affiliate Relations, recently attended Viewing Children’s Books Through an Intersectional Lens thanks to the Highlights Foundation. VIEWING CHILDREN’S BOOKS THROUGH AN INTERSECTIONAL LENS Guest author: Tymisha...
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...
Investing in women and their health

Investing in women and their health

Every child deserves to have a healthy start in life, and every mother should have access to quality healthcare before pregnancy, throughout pregnancy and in childbirth.  Not only does access to quality maternal healthcare options ensure the good health of a mother –...

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...