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National News

Boston Globe
December 21, 2015

Washington Post
December 18, 2015

NY Times
August 17, 2015

Huffington Post Parents
August 06, 2015

August 05, 2015

New York Times
April 23, 2015

Huffington Post Parents
March 22, 2015

Shanahan on Literacy
December 8, 2014

Library Sparks
October 2014

School Library Journal
October 2, 2014

Newark Star-Ledger
September 12, 2014

The New York Times
June 24, 2014

Reuters U.S.
June 2, 2014 

The Huffington Post Parents
May 10, 2014 

Scholastic On Our Minds Blog
March 7, 2014

The Atlantic
January 30, 2014

WUNC-North Carolina Public Radio
January 22, 2014

The New York Times
November 30, 2013

Huffington Post
October 23, 2013 

Kansas City Star
May 31, 2013 

Wall Street Journal
March 13, 2013

Press Releases

Massachusetts' First Lady Lauren Baker Reads Aloud to Young Children at Boston Medical Center in Support of  Reach Out and Read Early Literacy Program 
February 29, 2016

Reach Out and Read Appoints Diane Malcolmson as Development Director
January 12, 2016

Congress Passes Every Student Succeeds Act, Which Includes Authorization of Pediatric Literacy Promotion 
December 09, 2015

Half a Million New Children's Books Will Be Distributed through Pediatric Clinics to Help Close the Word Gap
March 17, 2015

Save the Children and Reach Out and Read Launch Rural Literacy Initiative with U.S. Department of Education Innovative Approaches Literacy Grant
February 25, 2015

Ronald McDonald House Charities Awards More Than $2.2 Million to Support Children and Pediatric Care Around the World
January 27, 2015

Grant Will Connect Early Learning Services of Museums and Libraries with Medical Community
January 8, 2015 

Hillary Rodham Clinton Unveils Early Literacy Toolkit for Parents and Pediatricians at AAP National Conference
October 12, 2014

Reach Out and Read Announces National Leadership Update
July 28, 2014

Reach Out and Read Among National Partners That Launch New Collaboration to Close the Word Gap at the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting
June 24, 2014 

Reach Out and Read to Receive Award from Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
May 9, 2014

Reach Out and Read Selected to Join Prestigious Aspen Institute Ascend Network to Combat Poverty and Increase Opportunity for Families
April 29, 2014

Reach Out and Read Receives Grant from Heising-Simons Foundation to Pilot Early Math Initiative
April 28, 2014 

Reach Out and Read Announces Leadership Transition at National Center
January 27, 2014

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Funds Reach Out and Read Connecticut
November 27, 2013

Project Runway's Tim Gunn and Scholastic Inc. Donate Books to Reach Out and Read
November 21, 2013 

Reach Out and Read Receives 1 Million Book Donation from Scholastic
September 26, 2013

Reach Out and Read Receives Top Library of Congress Literacy Award
September 23, 2013

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Awards & Endorsements Recognition for Reach Out and Read's Impact Nationwide.
Endorsed By American Academy of Pediatrics
Award Winner 2013 David M. Rubenstein Prize
Endorsed by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Literacy Partner American Academy of Family Physicians
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Parent Resources

A Prescription to Read 20 Minutes Every Day.

Suggested Reading:

Title: Smile!
Author: Roberta Grobel Intrater
Reading To Your Six To Twelve Month Old

Board books with photos of babies fascinate infants.  Name the parts of the babies' face as you speak to your child. For example, "See the baby's nose.  You have a nose too." You can touch the photo and then your baby's nose as you say this to reinforce the word "nose."

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