Save the Date: #UTRtues!

  Dear UTR friends, Next week, on the heels of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday comes another lesser known holiday -- Giving Tuesday! After you’ve poured out your gratitude, eaten until you’re stuffed, and shopped till you dropped, this day provides an opportunity to stop and … [Read more...]

United Through Reading Named Recipient of 2015 Library of Congress Literacy Award

San Diego based nonprofit, United Through Reading, has been selected to receive the 2015 American Prize of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, awarding the nonprofit $50,000. United Through Reading has been selected for its significant and measurable contribution to increasing literacy … [Read more...]

Help United Through Reading Break the Reading Record This Year!

At United Through Reading, we're gearing up for Jumpstart's Read for the Record®, a campaign to mobilize millions of children and adults to take part in the world's largest shared reading experience! Join us in helping to break the world reading record (again!) for the most people reading the same … [Read more...]

Working to STEM the Summer Slide

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!

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

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!

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.

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

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

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...]