Reach Out and Read

With the goal of helping reduce school absenteeism and
drop-outs rates, Reach Out and Read attempts to tackle
the root of the problem. Founded in 1989 at Boston
City Hosptial (now Boston Medical Center), ROR trains
pediatricians and nurses to encourage parents and
their children to read together. As of February 2001,
over 1.3 million children had been served, and over
2.5 million books were given annually to families.

At their site you can read research on pediatric
literacy intervention, explore book resources and much

Ilyse Rosenberg
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