Red Bags with Books and Family Engagement Events

RAR-MA’s mission is to close the literacy opportunity gap among children ages birth to age six in high-need communities by helping families develop and practice shared home reading habits.

The vision is to make interactive reading a joyful and rewarding routine for all families. We equip caregivers to be their child’s first teacher, empowered to be active participants in their child’s education, impacting success in school and beyond.

We do this through established partnerships with schools, adult learning centers, child care centers, and some non-traditional partnerships. Through these community partners, we distribute weekly in a rotation a red bag with four age-appropriate and culturally relevant books combined with in-person/virtual coaching for caregivers on how to use dialogic reading practices to best engage children around books. By offering this model, it results in an increase in reading frequency, quality, and ultimately, kindergarten readiness.


If you are looking for activities, storytime videos, and other resources, check out our NEW Family Resource page:


For more information, please contact:

Raising A Reader MA

Tasha Espéndez; Associate Program Director

RAR-MA Website: Opening Doors by Opening Books

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