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RIF is the leading champion for children’s literacy through meaningful research, quality content and equal access to impact all kids with the power of reading.

IN 1966, A MOVEMENT BEGAN WITH A SINGLE IDEA: GIVE BOOKS TO KIDS. AND FOR 50 YEARS, WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED THAT AND MORE.

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Since 1966, RIF has distributed more than 412 million books to 40 million children nationwide, improving their ability to read, learn and grow. 

Two thirds of children have no books65 percent of 4th graders 8000 high school students drop out

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5 Ways Parents Can Keep Kids Reading This Winter Break

USA Today

Dec. 20, 2016 - You can boost your child’s literacy this holiday season with a book, a smartphone or a tablet. But there are other, more hands-on ways to keep your kid engaged, too.

The Need to Read

The Wall Street Journal

Nov. 25, 2016 - We all ask each other a lot of questions. But we should all ask one question a lot more often: “What are you reading?”

Pediatricians Set New Guidelines on Electronic Media Use by Young Children

Education Week

Oct. 21, 2016 - In a marked shift from recommendations first adopted in 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics has lifted its recommendation discouraging all electronic media use in...

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