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RIF is on the Road! Our President and Chief Executive Officer Alicia Levi and Community and Partnerships Manager Kate Rasmussen are travelling to RIF program sites across the country to share literacy ideas, inspiration, and insight to create a more literate America.

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Reading Is Fundamental and Macy’s have joined forces with six other charity partners to take part in Thanks for Sharing, Macy’s annual cause marketing campaign. 2017 marks the fourteenth consecutive year RIF and Macy’s have partnered to provide literacy and educational resources to millions of children in communities across the country. Through December 31, 2017 Macy’s shoppers can enroll in the Thanks for Sharing program and Macy’s will donate $10 of the $25 enrollment fee to charitable partners, including RIF!

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Need awesome, new literacy materials for back to school? We’ve got you covered! Reading Is Fundamental is thrilled to announce the debut of Literacy Central, a free digital destination designed to help parents and educators foster a love of reading and literacy development in children

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Reading Is Fundamental and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) teamed up for a second Read & Ride book distribution event and we hit it out of the park!

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On May 20, Reading Is Fundamental and Pitney Bowes hosted an afternoon of fun for families in Bridgeport, CT at the Discovery Museum and Planetarium. Children from pre-k to the 6th grade were invited to this admission-free event focused on promoting reading and science in our daily lives...

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“We need more books,” they would say.

“But of course!” I agreed beaming with a feeling of satisfaction and parental pride. “We’ll go to the library tonight and you guys can get as many books as you want.”

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Julieanna Jackson may be Mississippi’s Miss Pride of the South's Outstanding Teen but it is her role as Book Matchmaker that really makes her shine! Growing up, Julieanna, like many other students, was a reluctant reader but after discovering a series that motivated her she not only became an avid reader...

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For me, it is all about celebrating the gift of my mother and children. It is about modeling an environment for my children that my mom created for my sister, brothers and I – an environment of love and acceptance. As my siblings and I grew up, ventured out and began families of our own...

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Sure, most kids learn to walk before they can run but Daliyah Arana learned to read before she could toddle! This amazing 4-year-old was honored earlier this year by the Library of Congress for reading over 1,000 books! We recently talked with Daliyah and her mom, Haleema, about the incredible way...

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RIF’s efforts would be futile without the caring, hard-working volunteers who give their time and energy to impact local communities around the country. Their motivation goes beyond the distribution of a single book – they are eager to share a love of reading and ultimately increase the opportunities children have to read, learn and grow. One such RIF volunteer in Arizona, Patricia Heck, made such an incredible impact on the children she served that they came back to her as teenagers asking how they could help.

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This guest blog was provided by actor, director, author and lifelong literacy advocate, LeVar Burton to inspire the next generation of readers during National Reading Month! 

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RIF teamed up with actor, director, author and lifelong literacy advocate, LeVar Burton to inspire the next generation of readers during National Reading Month! There were awards, book distributions, read alouds, rhinos and more!

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This guest blog was provided by Andra Abramson, Studios Editor at Cricket Media.

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There’s never a bad time to read about powerful ladies, but now is a particularly perfect moment in time to bust open stories of women who’ve broken down barriers. March is Women's History Month, making it the perfect excuse to celebrate the powerful women in your life!

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February 16th is World Read Aloud Day! We know that reading is a fundamental part of life but reading aloud can be the beginning of a child’s literary journey.

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Valentine’s Day is about celebrating all types of love – love of helping someone, love between siblings, or a love of reading! RIF has compiled a new booklist so you and your little one can cozy up together and experience the warm fuzzies all month long!

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Thanks to you, we celebrated RIF’s 50th anniversary, expanded our partnerships, paired up with celebrities, impacted over 1,400 communities and most importantly helped inspire millions of new RIF kids to become lifelong readers. Here are just a few of our favorite stories!

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When it comes to making New Year’s resolutions, we always have a few focused on our own reading habits. We tell ourselves that this year we are going to start a book club, read that book we skipped in high school, or (finally) get through Anna Karenina...

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Last year, I had so many stories to share with my family. Not only nightly bedtime stories with my little one (this may, unfortunately, be the last year before she decides she is too old for that treasured time with me), but also dinner table tales about my day...