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Tune into KidLit TV

KidLit TV's “Read Out Loud” program brings authors’ voices into the classroom.
Vanessa Brantley Newton reads Mary Had a Little Glam KidLitTV
Vanessa Brantley Newton reads "Mary Had a Little Glam," for KidLitTV.

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.

Featured Stories

Click the images below to hear authors read their books!
Game Changers author Lesa Cline-Ransome

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

Before She Was Harriet

Author Lesa Cline-Ransome reads her book about civil rights champion Harriet Tubman.
When the Cousins Came author Katie Yamasaki

When the Cousins Came

Author Katie Yamasaki reads her book about about insecurity, hosting, and friendship.
Marti y Sus Versos por la Libertad author Emma Otheguy

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)
Grandma's Purse author Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Grandma's Purse

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

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

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 Tenia una Llamita author Angela Dominguez

Maria Tenía una Llamita

Author Angela Dominguez reads her update of the classic tale in Spanish and English.
Dennis Matthew

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!
Yuyi Morales

Bright Star

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.
Young girl poses with a book

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National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.