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The Week Junior: The Power of Reading

We’re thrilled to bring you a blog post today from Andrea Barbalich, editor-in-chief of The Week Junior, a newsmagazine for children. Through the generous donations of The Week Junior, RIF has been able to provide free print and online subscriptions bringing news, current affairs, and powerful content to the families we serve. Read on to learn about why Andrea believes in the power of reading, especially through The Week Junior.

As the editor-in-chief of The Week Junior, a weekly newsmagazine for children ages 8-14, my mission is to help young people make sense of the world while also inspiring a lifelong love of reading. Nothing brings me greater joy in my role than receiving letters from kids who tell me (and show me through the photos they send!) how much they love reading the magazine.

This month, we’re celebrating our 100th issue—an incredible milestone for us! It’s also National Reading Month. To mark both occasions, I’d like to share a few things I’ve learned from the amazing children who read The Week Junior.

As we celebrate the power of reading this month, we’re proud to have RIF as a partner. We’ve given away thousands of copies of The Week Junior to children who participate in RIF programs, and the feedback we’ve received has been gratifying. This collaboration is one important way we achieve our mission of fostering a passion for reading among as many children as possible.