By Zachary J. Fox Photograph by Zachary J. Fox Kids Need to Read is coming out with a new program designed to impact LGBTQIA+ youths! The Novel Closet, a Closet for Out Books, is a resource for high school students to explore LGBTQIA+ identities through young adult literary treasures. In high schools all over America, […]

May 25–28, 2017 Phoenix Convention Center 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ KNTR Booth 1078 Celebrating eight years of partnership as the sponsored charity of Phoenix Comicon (PHXCC), Kids Need to Read (KNTR) is thrilled to announce a fantastic line-up of events for Phoenix Comicon 2017! PHXCC has prioritized support for KNTR since the organization’s […]

By Denise Gary The first year of READ Together ended with a “hi-ya,” as local kindergarten students participating in the literacy program were treated to a high-energy Ninja story time, before being sent off with a backpack filled with eleven books and a Highlights magazine to keep and read over the summer break. Participating students […]

By Denise Gary Photographs by Zachary J. Fox and Gary Mlodzik Toward the last quarter of 2016, Automatic Publishing contacted Kids Need to Read and offered to send a pallet of novels for distribution to the Title I schools we serve. We were thrilled, as the hardcover books included nearly a thousand copies of Hatter […]

By Gary Mlodzik Photographs by Denise Gary When I call a library in a high poverty community and offer the Grow Your Library program, which includes 200 books for the library, along with a story time event and books for participating children to keep—all free of charge—the response goes one of two ways: happy for […]

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