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Raising a Reader MA Names Two New Vice Presidents

Sara Pollock DeMedeiros takes on Role of VP of Programs and Evaluation and Christine Ward named VP of Operations and Finance BOSTON, February 22, 2016 – Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA), a nonprofit organization that focuses on early childhood literacy, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sara Pollock DeMedeiros to Vice President of Programs […Read More]

Are Printed Children’s Books Nearing Extinction?

I must confess, that after decades of loyalty to my library, from which I take home up to five books a week (often to be read in the bathtub, and fortunately not one has had a mishap). I have now surrendered to technological advances, and downloaded the “Overdrive” app on my new iPad. (Thank you […Read More]

Giving Tuesday: Meet Rebecca and Victoria

You showed your gratitude on Thanksgiving and got your steals and deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now you have the opportunity to pay it forward on #GivingTuesday. For as little as $10, you can help Raising A Reader MA provide books to families which in turn can foster a lifelong love of reading. […Read More]

November is all about “Thanks” and “Giving”

First and foremost, thank you to all of the families who participate in our parent workshops and rotating book program. Your commitment to making reading a priority in your child’s life inspires us to continue to grow and expand our programs and the communities we serve.  Through your shared reading experiences, you are giving your […Read More]

Turning the Summer Reading Gap into a Summer Reading Gain

By Emily Cohen Summer marks the end of the busy school year and the start of beautiful weather. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when struggling readers fall further behind than their peers. Students lose on average a month of school learning over the summer, but it typically affects low-income students more than their higher-income peers. […Read More]

Books to Get You Moving!

Get moving with these great reads suitable for children 0-5! Check out Amazon Smile (If you select Raising A Reader MA as your favorite charity, Amazon will donate 0.05% of your purchase price to us) or the children’s section in your local library for these titles: Title Author Barnyard Dance! Sandra Boynton Can You Make […Read More]

Suggested Reading: 1, 2, 3, Books for Me!

You can count on finding these number books for children ages 0-6 at the library or on Amazon Smile by clicking the links below: Title Author Ten Fat Turkeys Tony Johnston Carlo Likes Counting Jessica Spanyol Cat Count Betsy Lewin Cleo’s Counting Book Stella Blackstone Count Agnese Baruzzi Count on Culebra Ann Whitford Paul Count […Read More]