Read Across America partner KidLit TV is a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce an appreciation of reading that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Children can experience authors and illustrators reading their works through KidLit TV’s Read Out Loud program, which includes an array of titles featuring diverse people and cultures. Find more read-alouds, plus podcasts, activity ideas, book trailers, and more at their award-winning website.
Click the images below to hear authors read their books!
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
Author Lesa Cline-Ransome reads her book about the tennis legends.
Before She Was Harriet
Author Lesa Cline-Ransome reads her book about civil rights champion Harriet Tubman.
When the Cousins Came
Author Katie Yamasaki reads her book about about insecurity, hosting, and friendship.
Martí y Sus Versos Por La Libertad
Author Emma Otheguy reads her biography of José Martí, who dedicated his life to the promotion of liberty, political independence for Cuba, and intellectual freedom. (In Spanish)
Author Vanessa Brantley-Newton reads her book about a girl who looks forward to visits from Grandma ... and the special gifts she brings in her purse.
Mary Had a Little Glam
Author Vanessa Brantley-Newton reads her book about a fashion-forward girl who helps beloved fairytale characters go glam.
Lost and Found Cat
Author Doug Kuntz reads his book about Kunkush the lost cat, and how her family did everything in their power to bring her back home.
Maria Tenía una Llamita
Author Angela Dominguez reads her update of the classic tale in Spanish and English.
My Wild First Day of School
Join author Dennis Mathew for Read Out Loud as he invites young readers to express themselves freely, wonder, take risks, imagine, and try something new like the animals in MY WILD FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Join Caldecott Medalist Yuyi Morales, creator of DREAMERS, for Read Out Loud as she shares BRIGHT STAR, her breathtaking new book which offers young readers love, reassurance, and hope in an uncertain world.
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