Kids reading across ri

Kids Reading Across Rhode (KRARI)
Since 2009 The Center has partnered with Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services for a summer reading program focusing on children in grades 3-6. KRARI seeks to instill a lifelong love of reading while preventing summer learning loss. KRARI kicks off at the magnificent Rhode Island State House, hosting hundreds of young readers and their families, who receive the selected book at no cost and meet the author. For many of the students, it is their first encounter with a live author which makes a lasting impact. The program then launches into book groups, crafts, theater and visual arts events throughout the summer to stimulate young readers.


2018: The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez

2017: Save me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

2016: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

2015: Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

2014: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

2013: Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

2011: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

2010: Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise

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