Reach Out and Read Illinois


A program of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP), Reach Out & Read Illinois prepares low-income children for kindergarten by incorporating books into pediatric visits from six months to five years, connecting families to neighborhood resources and encouraging families to read together by building on the relationship between parents and healthcare providers. ROR believes that children's books build better brains, better family relationships, and happier, healthier children and societies. Their website provides a wealth of resources to to promote family reading time, including screen-free activities, children’s book lists- including special needs and diversity topics, Spanish early literacy resources, and much more.