Chestnut Middle School Students Visits Reader to ReaderStudents from Chestnut Middle School in Springfield, Massachusetts, came to Reader to Reader for an all-day field trip. The students participate in our Read, Think, Share mentoring program, and each day they read books and correspond online with our college student reading mentors. On the field trip, the middle school students got to meet their reading mentors and tour the Amherst College campus together.
Author Julius Lester Receives Norton Juster AwardCongratulations to acclaimed author Julius Lester, this year’s recipient of Reader to Reader’s Norton Juster Award for Devotion to Literacy.Julius Lester has been a powerful force in children's literature since his 1968 To Be a Slave won a Newberry Honor and acclaim from Smithsonian Magazine, the New York Times, and the American Library Association for its compelling stories, told through the letters and testimony...
St. Michael Students Learn About College Through Panel DiscussionLast week at St. Michael High School in St. Michaels, Arizona, our Navajo Outreach Coordinator, Meg Holladay, organized a panel discussion of five teachers talking about their experiences in college. This was part of Blueprint for Success, a college-exploration activity that Reader to Reader is running at SMHS. Students are very curious about college: what's it like to be there? Are professors mean? Is it hard to...