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A Note from the Executive Director

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

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

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

“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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Hear More from Rob Cocuzzo: LIVE! with an Author

“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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Finding Moments of Joy in a Difficult Time

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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RAR-MA Offerings During COVID-19

From the desk of Katee Duffy, Director of Programs A wish for all during these unprecedented times: may you be safe, may you be healthy, and may you delight in shared reading with your child.  The noun crisis derives from the Latinized form of the ancient Greek word krisis, meaning a separating or sifting.  It…

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Meet Our New Director of Programs

Katee Duffy - Director of Programs

KATEE DUFFY, NCC joined the Raising A Reader MA team in February 2020.  She has enjoyed  her entire career learning from children and families and supporting them in a variety of pediatric settings including childcare, home visiting, and child welfare. Katee is also a National Certified Counselor. Katee was drawn to RAR-MA because it presented…

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2 Authors and Longtime Supporters of RAR-MA

Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) has grown over the years, and with it, the Dinner with an Author gala. Since the event’s inception, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Anita Diamant have been featured authors at the event. Both have a long list of books and an affinity for supporting families to experience the joy of reading.…

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