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From Raising A Reader ❤️

Raising A Reader believes that all children, families and teachers should feel safe and supported on their school campuses to learn, to play, and to grow as humans. That sense of safety contributes to an overall feeling of connection and is critical to a student’s...

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Official Statement: Book Banning

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...

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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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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 –...

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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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