By Denise Gary Photographs © Denise Gary Thanks to the enthusiastic assistance of two local Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Kids Need to Read recently provided several thousand books to twenty-two organizations on our waiting list. Organizations on the list included fourteen schools, four mental health treatment centers, a juvenile detention center, an afterschool program, a […]

Posted by Denise Gary Images © Jackie Morris and Denise Gary Kids Need to Read is honored to offer prints of two Jackie Morris fine art watercolors, with all proceeds benefiting our foundation. An opportunity to purchase a Jackie Morris print at a very affordable price is rare and indeed a privilege, as her paintings […]

Written by Denise Gary Photographs © Bruce Matsunaga and Denise Gary Avnet Contributions Council has awarded Kids Need to Read with a $1,500 grant to be used toward Reading Revolution, our pilot program aimed at increasing literacy rates and decreasing dropout rates among middle school students. Kids Need to Read and Arizona State University have […]

I once read a message from a teacher claiming that kids need to be blessed with three points in order to learn to read well: a good teacher, support from home, and the “fire from within.” This teacher complained that educators could not be responsible for the latter two points, and therefore, should not be […]

Written by Denise Gary Photographs © Robert and Denise Gary KNTR volunteers are the best! Not only do they work hard but they know how to have a fun time! Thanks to our friends at Bookmans who shouldered the cost, we were able to give our deserving volunteers and supporters a holiday party that was […]