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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...

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Welcome Carol Emig, New Board Chair!

Welcoming a new board chair!We are so proud to welcome Carol Emig as Raising A Reader’s incoming board chair. Carol began her service on RAR’s board in 2017 and we are thrilled for begin her service as RAR’s board chair as the first female leading RAR’s...

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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...

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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...

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A New Year’s Reunion

Share this title with your child!    A New Year's Reunion is appropriate for children of all ages.   Summary: A New Year's Reunion from author Yu Li Qiong and illustrator Zhu Cheng Liang is an endearing story of a Chinese family celebrating the New Year with a...

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There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow

Share this winter themed title with your child!    There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow is appropriate for children of all ages.   Summary: There was a Cold Lady who Swallowed Some Snow is a wintry edition to the twists on the familiar There Was an Old...

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Over and Under the Snow

Share this winter themed title with your child!    Over and Under the Snow is appropriate for children of all ages.   Summary: Over and Under the Snow is a cozy story where a child and his father are skiing through the forest. Over the snow they glide while...

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