Welcome to Reach Out and Read Washington State
Reach Out and Read helps children be ready for kindergarten by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
For our groundbreaking work advancing literacy nationwide, Reach Out and Read has received the top Library of Congress Literacy Award – the prestigious David M. Rubenstein Prize for 2013.
We’re also excited to share with you our report: The Power of Parents and the Influence of Children’s Doctors: Reach Out and Read in the First Five Years. (Printable B&W Version).
We hope you learn more about our work serving 94,000 children and their families, sign up for our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and help spread the word about supporting parents, so that children can arrive at kindergarten with the language and literacy skills they need.
Jill Sells, MD and Mary Ann Woodruff, MD
Pediatrician co-founders of Reach Out and Read Washington State,
a Regional Office of Reach Out and Read, a national program that will serve four million children this year.