Reading By 9 Fund

Los Angeles Times Reading by 9 has worked to address the child literacy crisis in Southern California since 1998. By providing parents and educators with the necessary tools, it helps students in kindergarten through third grade read at the appropriate level by age 9, a crucial indicator of future academic success. Each year, The Times publishes its bilingual parent reading guide “How to Raise a Reader” in partnership with Common Sense Media, which is distributed in English and Spanish to parents, educators, nonprofit organizations and libraries free of charge. The comprehensive guide features book recommendations, local literacy resources and tips for incorporating reading into a child’s daily life. Reading by 9 is also committed to furthering literature through educational programs.

A guide to story time, 2019:
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Una guía para la hora de cuentos, 2019:
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