An Interview with Camo Cuddles Author Barbara Keene

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United Through Reading recently had the opportunity to speak with Barbara Keene, author of Camo Cuddles. In her book, Camo, the eagle, flies hugs and kisses from children to their deployed parents and back home again -- each book comes with its very own Camo so every military child will have an … [Read more...]

Working to STEM the Summer Slide

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Story time is a part of a nightly routine in households across America. It’s a great time for children to expand their imaginations, connect with their parents and enhance their reading skills. For the Bobletts and other military families however, story time isn’t a given. Rex Boblett … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Isn’t Just for Mom and Dad!

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Happy National Aunt and Uncle Day! That’s right, today marks National Aunt and Uncle Day, a day to celebrate the special place in our hearts often filled by our parents' siblings. There is no better day than today to remind you that United Through Reading isn’t just for moms and dads who are serving … [Read more...]

A Letter to a Military Child from Author Dan Gemeinhart

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I was little when my dad left with his Army unit to spend a year in Korea. Really little – about five years old. I was way too young to understand what it all meant. I didn't know where Korea was or why moms and dads had to go there. I didn't know anything about war or duty or service. I just knew … [Read more...]

10 Books to STEM the Summer Slide with United Through Reading!

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Summer time is finally here, and we know you're in the midst of planning summer camps and summer vacation for your kids. United Through Reading wants to take a minute to remind you to pack a few books for your kids and avoid the summer slide! The Summer Slide is what happens when young minds sit … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Hosted 2nd Annual Tribute to Military Families in Washington, D.C.

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More than 300 friends and supporters of United Through Reading gathered last Wednesday, May 20, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., for the 2nd Annual Tribute to Military Families in order to celebrate families who have forged meaningful connections through the read aloud … [Read more...]

Meet Ryan, Annaleigh, Louanna and Emmalynn Boblett

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During Month of the Military Child, we are taking the opportunity to highlight some of our country’s most resilient children, our military kids! Meet the Boblett family. They have four adorable children; Ryan is 11, Annaleigh is 9, Louanna is 7, and Emmalynn is 4.  All they have known their whole … [Read more...]

Meet Joaquin and Xavier Flores

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During Month of the Military Child, we are taking the opportunity to highlight some of our country’s most resilient children, our military kids, who constantly show strength and resourcefulness in the face of big challenges, including frequent separation. Meet Joaquin and Xavier Flores. Joaquin … [Read more...]

Save the Date: 2015 Tribute to Military Families

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United Through Reading’s Second Annual Tribute to Military Families Wednesday May 20, 2015 United Through Reading’s second annual Tribute to Military Families will celebrate military families who have forged meaningful connections through the read aloud experience, and give recognition to the … [Read more...]

Month of the Military Child | A Salute to their Readiness and Resilience

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At United Through Reading, April is a special month. This month, we join the nation in celebrating the children in military families and acknowledge the commitment, contribution and sacrifice they make for our nation. We have the privilege of serving military children all year round at UTR, so we … [Read more...]