May 29, 2016

United Through Reading and Reading is Fundamental Family Reading Celebration

United Through Reading and Reading is Fundamental Partner for Month of the Military Child

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy organization, partnered with United Through Reading in hosting the Fort Bragg Family Reading Celebration, reaching military families with parents who have recently been deployed or will be deploying. The event was held Tuesday, April 3 at Devers Elementary School in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The celebration, made possible through the generous support of Macy’s, provided free books to more than 400 children. Pre-K-2nd graders heard “The Kiss Box,” by Bonnie Verburg and Henry Cole, telling a story about separation and love. For 3rd-5th graders, a Sentinel from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, read-aloud “Anna and Natalie,” by Barbara H. Cole and Ronald Himler, telling a story involving military service and incorporating disabilities.

Children received their own copy of the book they were read, activity guides incorporating themes from the book and were able to choose another free book to bring home.