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Meet the Staff: Guadalupe Panameño

Guadalupe Panameno and Family

Searching for community led Guadalupe Panameño to books and Raising A Reader MA in 2007, and nearly 15 years later, the Greater Boston Program Manager remains tied to RAR-MA and its mission. “It was so important to encourage and teach my children the love of reading to change their future. I feel like being involved…

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Family Schedules in the time of COVID

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What’s your schedule? Our team put together some tips and tricks from RAR-MA families! Are your and your kids missing the regular schedule of child care and school?   These days we’re all ‘juggling’ – kids at home, work (if we’re lucky), meals and bills. All while trying to keep our kids busy, and maybe even…

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Hear More from Ace Atkins: LIVE! with an Author

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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Note of Solidarity & Resources in a Time of Racial Injustice

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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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A Note from the Executive Director

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In light of recent events which are increasing stressors in our country, our state, and in our cities, one thing is clear: now more than ever we need to reinforce the need for reading. The divide in the literacy opportunity gap has become even more evident. Education is a large part of the solution to these…

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Hear More from Claire Messud & James Wood: LIVE! with an Author

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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Our Favorite Quotes from Amy Cuddy: LIVE! with an Author

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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An Update from the Executive Director

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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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