An Interview with Camo Cuddles Author Barbara Keene


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


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 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...]

UTR Volunteer Highlight: Marily Considine

Marily Considine

Marily Considine has been volunteering with UTR at the USO at Fort Hood,Texas for seven years.  Marily volunteers because she loves being able to support those who sacrifice so much for her, her family and our country. In Marily’s words: The smiles on service members' faces when they see that … [Read more...]

UTR Volunteer Highlight: Jaime Lynn Park

Jaime Lynn Park and UTR National Program Manager, USMC, Suzan Caughlan

Jaime Lynn Park recently began volunteering with United Through Reading at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and US Naval Base San Diego. Jaime Lynn currently lives in Oceanside, CA but hails from Vancouver, Washington. She wanted to be involved with UTR because she believes there’s nothing more … [Read more...]

UTR Volunteer Highlight: Doug Stewart

Doug Stewart, UTR Volunteer

Doug Stewart's work with UTR began more than six years ago and has included serving as a trustee for UTR and leading the effort to create a major fundraising event in Washington DC. The 2nd Tribute to Military Families which will be held at the Mellon Auditorium on May 20, 2015, is the result of … [Read more...]

UTR Volunteer Highlight: Jeremy Galton

Jeremy Galton

United Through Reading Volunteer, RP2 (SW) Jeremy Galton, of the US New York, has been supporting UTR as an Active Duty Coordinator since December 2014. He also supported the program in 2003 on his first ship for about 8 months. Jeremy says that the smiles of parents who receive videos from home of … [Read more...]

Save the Date: 2015 Tribute to Military Families

TMF: Save the Date

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...]

The USCG Reads Across America with United Through Reading

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This year, on March 2, service members near and far were grabbing their Cat-in-the-Hat hats, succumbing to hat hair, and navigating the tongue twisting rhymes of the beloved Dr. Seuss. Why? It was the National Education Association's Read Across America day and they read to honor the famous … [Read more...]

Join United Through Reading and Read Across America!

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It’s almost March and that means at United Through Reading we’re gearing up for Read Across America month—get ready to join us! On March 2, United Through Reading will kick off the National Education Association’s Read Across America campaign for the month of March, an annual reading … [Read more...]