Ace Atkins

Thanks to everyone at Raising A Reader MA for asking me to be part of such an amazing program. Keeping up with you guys makes me feel connected to the city of Boston and Massachusetts from afar. I’ve gotten to meet so many wonderful people that give their time to Raising A Reader MA and kids…

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“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The events of recent months and weeks have had a cumulative effect that has impacted all individuals, families, and communities. Our hearts go out…

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Claire Messud and James Wood

James: As a critic, is it difficult to read criticism of your own work? Does it in any way inform your own approach to criticism?  Yes, it’s made me gentler and kinder over the years — I’m always aware that I have the power to ruin not just someone’s day but potentially their entire publication experience, and faith in…

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Amy Cuddy Presence

World renowned social psychologist Amy Cuddy, PhD joined us on May 19, 2020 on our LIVE! with an Author series. So many incredible insights were gleaned, we decided to share some of our favorites! On the pandemic: It’s unprecedented for most of us to go through something so dramatic…But my experience has been that we…

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“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis A reflection. We are energized by the spirit of our team, board, authors and partners who have come together in a crisis.  We are finding ways to support our constituents, who live in some of…

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Rob Cocuzzo

“I know viscerally how important this program is.  I see how engaged my daughter has become with books and it’s as if when you show a book to a child, they have a molecular connection to it, and to rob them of that it’s such a tragedy. And so the work you are doing is so important…

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What better way to pass the time with young ones then to share a good book? When we’re not allowed to travel, we can look to books as a source of adventure. Read what some of our families think! We are in the process to read five minutes of fairy tales…Reading helps us to navigate…

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