Our approach

Raising A Reader Helps Families Develop, Practice, and Maintain Home Literacy Routines.

Classic Red Book Bag Program

Classic Red Book Bag Program is designed to help families develop, practice and maintain.

Children receive a Red Book Bag each week filled with award-winning, multicultural books to take home and book share with the caring adults in their life. Learn more below!

Boy and mom reading

DEVELOP

Helping Families Build Book Sharing Routines

Parents receive training in research-based practices to develop the habit of sharing books.

Kids with RAR Red Bags

PRACTICE

The Weekly Book Bag Rotation

Children bring home a Red Book Bag each week filled with award-winning books to practice the habit of sharing books.

Girl at the library

MAINTAIN

The Library Connection

Families are connected with libraries to maintain the habit of borrowing and sharing books.

Reading is a thread that winds through all of academics and life. If we can help parents understand this, they will have children that are more eager and ready to read. A love of reading is linked to life success. The most engaging aspect of [Raising A Reader] is the Red Book Bag. It offers so many opportunities for learning and fun!!
Community College Coordinator

Tucson, AZ

I really like the Raising A Reader Program because it exposes my daughter to different types of books. It also commits me to reading to her on a regular basis. She seems more motivated and actually chooses to read them on her own.
Parent

Prescott, AZ