by Denise Gary Photographs by Robert Gary and Denise Gary Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. –Benjamin Disraeli Kids Need to Read has received a new grant award toward the Kids-N-Peace program! Target Corporation has awarded a generous $2,000 gift to the project! This is very exciting news, as the funding will help expand […]

by Denise Gary Photographs by Robert Gary and Bruce Matsunaga Kids Need to Read hosted a very well-attended anti-bullying presentation at Phoenix Comicon as part of our Kids-N-Peace program. The panel, From Bullying to Harmony: Understanding and Dealing with Bullying, was initiated and supported by Phoenix Comicon’s Youth Programming Department, and featured author Tom Leveen […]

by Denise Gary Photographs by Robert Gary (Peace Packs Book Collection photo by Bruce Matsunaga) Living, learning, loving—it’s all about the fun! Author, illustrator, entertainer, and KNTR Advisory Council member Steven Riley certainly knows a thing or two about injecting fun into any learning scenario. We discovered Mr. Riley nearly four years ago and ever […]

by Denise Gary Photographs by Bruce Matsunaga, Robert Gary, Eric Fiallos, Adam Messler, Devon Christopher Adams, and Joe Abbruscato It was fab, brill, the bee’s knees! Any of these British adjectives could be used to describe the Kids Need to Read Geek Prom 2013, our fourth annual Geek soiree hosted at Phoenix Comicon and sponsored […]

by Denise Gary Photographs by Bruce Matsunaga and Robert Gary, with one contribution each by Devon Christopher Adams and Denise Gary Thank you to each and every person who showed us love during Phoenix Comicon and the Kids Need to Read Geek Prom. It was such a fantastic convention! There was so much incredible warmth […]

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