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by Denise Gary Photograph by Denise Gary Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. —James Matthew Barrie Kids Need to Read was awarded a generous $2,000 grant from John F. Long Foundation to be used toward the 2014–2015 Kids-N-Peace program! The funding is being used to provide books […]

by Andrew Adams Photographs courtesy Eric Pierpoint Late last year, actor and author Eric Pierpoint teamed up with Kids Need to Read (KNTR) to create The Eric Pierpoint Book Express, an ongoing fundraiser that’s bringing new books to underserved kids throughout the country. Eric was gracious enough to take some time from his busy schedule […]

Ahoy me hearties! This weekend join Kids Need to Read at Arizona Renaissance Festival on Saturday, February 28th and Sunday, February 29th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for Pirate Invasion Weekend. We invite you to bring a new children’s book and in exchange we will give you a free child’s (ages 5-12) admission ticket […]

by Denise Gary Photographs by Robert Gary and Denise Gary Kids Need to Read was deeply honored to accept the Veora E. Johnson Spirit of Unity Award for Community Service at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration Gala in Mesa, Arizona. We are most grateful to the committee for recognizing our organization’s work on […]

Story and Photographs by Denise Gary Kids Need to Read (KNTR) is heading up a reading program this coming week (Tuesday, February 17, 2015 and Wednesday, February 18, 2015) at several Phoenix area schools and organizations. Books and Highlights magazines will be provided to participating children, as well as a Build-a-Book presentation by author/illustrator Steven […]

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