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Kids Need to Read is honored to announce the addition of Dr. Bruce Matsunaga to the organization’s Board of Directors. Matsunaga has been volunteering regularly with Kids Need to Read as a photographer since 2009. His support of the organization’s literacy programs for children, as well as his photographic contributions, have been indispensable over the […]

by Denise Gary Photographs © Robert Gary (and Craig Kyzar where indicated) The Kids Need to Read Cajun Crawfish Boil Charité was pure South Louisiana-style magic! The atmosphere was laid-back, yet lively! The food was diverse and absolutely spectacular! Folks were chatting while enjoying the food and ambiance. Children played games and smiled! Adults played […]

by Denise Gary Photographs © Denise Gary Kids Need to Read had the pleasure of partnering throughout the 2013–2014 school year with the talented Arizona BookPALs, who read character-building books to the kindergarten through fourth grade students of Children First Academy in Tempe, Arizona. Books for the readers were provided by Kids Need to Read […]

by Denise Gary Photographs © Steve Gary, Bruce Matsunaga, and Robert Gary Upcoming Operations Director Lori Cothrun, Creative Director Robert Gary, Executive Director Denise Gary, Chairman Tyson Breinholt There’s a new kid in town! Lori Cothrun, Community Relations Manager of Bookmans Entertainment Exchange in Mesa, Arizona, is joining the Kids Need to Read team as […]

by Denise Gary Photographs © Steven Gary Illustrator Steven Riley & Author Denise Gary The little flame set off into the world carrying respect inside her heart. Perhaps she could grow by shining her tiny light on others. – The Little Flame, by Denise Gary, illustrated by Steven Riley We have exciting news! The Little […]

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