Literacy Partners

Joining forces to ensure school readiness.

Within the United States

Reach Out and Read is proud to partner with the following literacy and early childhood advocacy organizations that strongly support our mission.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL)
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Military Family Association
American Booksellers Association (ABA) Preschool Nation
American Library Association (ALA)

Raising Readers

America's Promise Alliance

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Association of American Publishers (AAP) Reading Rockets
Attendance Works ServiceNation
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Sesame Workshop (Talk, Listen, Connect)
EVERYBODY WINS! Smart Start and the North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc.
First Book United Through Reading
International Reading Association (IRA) United We Serve
Joining Forces Washington State Department of Early Learning
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) ZERO TO THREE
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Association of Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)  


Around the World

Reach Out and Read inspires communities and individuals across the globe to replicate our model.  We are proud to have provided technical assistance and guidance to more than a dozen international partners, including:

Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association Ti Moun Annou Li (Children, Let's Read/Haiti)
Baylor-Bristol-Myers Squibb Center of Excellence (Lesotho & Swaziland) Family Island Book Initiative (Bahamas)
Nati per Leggere (Born to Read/Italy) Fundación Leer (Buenos Aires, Argentina)


Reach Out and Read Book-Related Policies

Reach Out and Read is, first and foremost, about promoting shared reading of high-quality books by caregivers and young children.  Some topics, while of social or personal value, are not appropriate for all populations and may distract from the central intent of the program.  Accordingly, Reach Out and Read Programs do not distribute books that have commercial/media tie-ins, contain stereotypes, or touch on subjects such as death, medical issues, religion, holidays, and divorce.

Reach Out and Read's National Office does not provide blurbs, written endorsements or reviews of books.

Book Selection for Reach Out and Read Vendor Catalogues

Books given by medical providers as part of the Reach Out and Read program are made available through catalogues published for Reach Out and Read by selected vendors who choose the books for their catalogues according to the guidelines above, and considering factors such as price and availability. Authors wishing to submit a book for consideration should contact those vendors directly.

U.S. Totals
4.7 million
children served annually

Reach Out and Read's thousands of doctors and nurses promote early literacy and school readiness to young children and their families in all 50 states. Each year, medical providers at the nearly 5,000 Reach Out and Read program sites nationwide distribute 6.5 million books to children and invaluable literacy advice to parents.

  Local Impact
Contact Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read National Center
89 South St, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02111