"Celebrating the Books of Independence Day" Illustrations of a soldier saluting, military jets, the American Flag. The united Through Reading logo.

Celebrating the Books of Independence Day

Jul 3, 2023

Since 1776, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, concerts, and parades, to more informal family gatherings and cookouts. Whether you […]

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A young child sits under a tree. They are wearing shorts and a Tshirt. Their shoes are nearby. They are reading a book.

Summer Slide Resources for Parents

Jun 15, 2023

Summer Slide is an academic term that has been around since the 1980s. It describes the learning loss that can happen to students while they’re out of school over the […]

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Whitesell family connects with The Kissing Hand

May 24, 2023

When Melodye Whitesell’s family was facing their first deployment with children in the 1990s, Melodye worried about her young children and possible separation anxiety from their dad, now Vice Admiral […]

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Tribute to Military Families 2023

May 12, 2023

Our annual Tribute to Military Families is a time to celebrate those that sacrifice for our country every day and are the core of what we do for military members, […]

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How To Start A Book Club This Summer

May 5, 2023

There is no rule that reading should be a seasonal affair. In fact, reading is in season in spring, summer, autumn, and winter. However, for many students, summer is a […]

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National Volunteer Week 2023 Volunteer Spotlight with Cori Trumbull. Mission Read, Mission Re-Connect, Mission Ready and Mission Reach.

Volunteer Week Spotlight: Cori Trumbull

Apr 19, 2023

Volunteers are a big part of the United Through Reading family. With two Mobile Story Stations, and recording locations worldwide, we need active volunteers to help keep our program running […]

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