Books Build Better Brains

Reach Out and Read creates readers -- and learners -- for life.

Reach Out and Read creates readers -- and learners -- for life.

In the last 10 years, our pediatric healthcare providers in Alabama have prescribed more than 1.6 million brand-new books to the state’s youngest and most underserved children. That equates to more than 3,000 books each week that find the way into the homes of the neediest children and families throughout the state through the Reach Out and Read-Alabama program.


In 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a landmark policy statement promoting literacy as “an essential component of pediatric primary care” for all children. The policy references Reach Out and Read as an effective intervention to engage parents and prepare children to achieve their potential in school and beyond. This realized a long-term aim of Reach Out and Read to integrate early literacy promotion as a routine practice in health checkups.

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The Power of Partnerships

Joining forces to ensure school readiness.

Joining forces to ensure
school readiness.

Reach Out and Read is grateful to our network of private and public supporters, whose generosity and commitment to our mission enhance our promotion of early literacy and school readiness. These partnerships enable Reach Out and Read to serve millions of children and their families nationwide.

Power of Partnerships

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