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Celebrate a nation of diverse readers with these recommended books, authors, and teaching resources.
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Read Across America for Parents

Learn how and why to make room for books and reading together at home with these resources, activities, and information.
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Published: January 28, 2021 Last Updated: August 2, 2023

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For Families
Bilingual resources offer parents tips on helping children learn to read, succeed in school, and learn a new language.


Tool to Build a More Diverse Home Book Collection
A Home Library Questionnaire to help parents reflect on and diversify the types of books families share at home.

NEA’s Read Across America

Raising Readers: What Parents Can Do
20 tips to help parents create a sense of enjoyment, wonder, and a passion for reading.

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Developing Your Child’s Reading Skills and Raising Ready Readers
Tips to support children at each stage of their education with encouragement to read books that celebrate diversity and foster critical thinking.


Cultivating Readers
Available in both English and Spanish, the Cultivating Readers Family Guide provides tips to grow reading skills from birth to age eight.


PBS for Parents: Literacy
Age-by-age tips, articles, and activities related to literacy.


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Reading 101: A Guide for Parents
A guide to give parents a better understanding of what it takes to learn to read (and write) and advice on how they can help their children grow as readers, writers, and learners.


Milestones of Early Literacy Development
Information in English and Spanish to help parents of newborns through children at age 5 understand what they are observing in their child’s early literacy development and how they can support their growth.


Parent Tips for Reading, Writing, and Learning
Tips on how parents can help kids build background knowledge, boost reading fluency, strengthen writing skills, and more.


Reading and Writing
Resources to help parents of PreK through grade 12 children enjoy reading, even if reading is a struggle.

Celebrate a nation of diverse readers with these recommended books, authors, and teaching resources.

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Recommended Books by Theme from NEA's Read Across America

Spread the joy of reading with these lists from NEA and Colorín Colorado to connect children and their families to diverse books, languages, and cultures.
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