United Through Reading and Elva Resa Publishing Partner to Deliver Digital Books to Service Members During COVID-19

May 28, 2020

United Through Reading and Elva Resa Publishing announced a new partnership today to ensure service members with limited or no access to physical books can still remain connected to their families through the United Through Reading App and digital copies of Elva Resa books. United Through Reading provides recording capabilities for military parents to make […]

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Benefits of Audiobooks in a Screen Heavy Environment

May 27, 2020

We’re excited to share reading resources from Molly Haskin, UTR’s Director of Army and Air Force Programs, and a licensed, certified Speech Language Pathologist, with you. These tips will help you support your child’s reading skills. In the current environment, children have had to quickly transition to spending significantly more time in front of screens for […]

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Reader’s Digest Foundation Donates $2 Million to United Through Reading in Support of Military Families

May 20, 2020

Foundation is Keystone Sponsor of READiness 365 Campaign, promoting literacy for military families during this unprecedented time NEW YORK (May 20, 2020) – The Reader’s Digest Foundation announced today its commitment of $2 million to United Through Reading, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting military families who are separated—for deployment or military assignment—by providing the […]

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What Reading Aloud Looks Like At Different Ages

Apr 27, 2020

We’re excited to share reading resources from Molly Haskin, UTR’s Director of Army and Air Force Programs, and a licensed, certified Speech Language Pathologist, with you. These tips will help you pick out books to read for your next United Through Reading recording and support your child’s reading skills. Families are busy navigating new daily […]

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Books for Coping During COVID-19

Apr 21, 2020

During these unpredictable times of disruption to normal routines and everyday events for military children, one comforting routine remains unwavering: storytime! While storytime is comforting and soothing in and of itself, it can also be utilized as a more deliberate method to provide military children the opportunity to deal with the complex emotions they might […]

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Best Celebrity Readers According to Military Families

Mar 25, 2020

Across the country, parents adjusting to a new normal of social distancing and homeschooling have been scrambling to find online resources to keep kids busy. Children’s authors and celebrities are stepping in to help, reading popular kids’ books out loud through YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. United Through Reading has been connecting physically separated military parents […]

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Reading Together, No Matter What:
A Message from our CEO on COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020

In these uncertain times as we all face new challenges presented by COVID-19, we are thinking of our military families who continue to serve. In particular, we have seen National Guard units across the country activated to respond, separating military families yet again in service to the nation. As always, United Through Reading stands ready […]

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Trustee Member Spotlight – Michael McBride

Feb 26, 2020

Michael McBride is Vice President, Legislative Affairs at BAE Systems, Inc., an international defense, aerospace, and security company that delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions. In this role, Mike is responsible for overseeing BAE Systems, Inc.’s relationships with […]

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Curnow Family’s Worries Lessened Thanks to UTR

Jan 31, 2020

Merah and Chad Curnow went to high school together in Butte, Montana, but it was not until their ten-year high school reunion that Merah started falling for the Navy Sailor who was stationed in Richmond, VA at the time. Even with the long-distance, they made it work, and six months later Merah moved to Richmond, […]

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2020 Reading Challenge

Jan 31, 2020

In 2020 we are resolving to read aloud every day. Why? Because reading aloud to children is the single most important thing you can do for your child’s reading and learning skills. And United Through Reading recordings allow military service members to read aloud to the children in their lives every day, no matter where […]

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