A young child's journey to success begins with you

A doctor. A family. A book. A simple solution starts with reading aloud.

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A doctor. A family. A book. A simple solution that starts with reading aloud.


Reach Out and Read-Alabama reaches 110,400 families each year, many living in poverty. More than 300 physicians prescribe 160,000 new books annually at well-child visits at six months through five years of age. We paid tribute to our 10-year anniversary in 2016, but more importantly, we celebrated our role in preparing children in Alabama for their lifelong journey of learning. The value of our program goes much further than just the book.

"When we prescribe a book to a child, the parents and/or caregiver understand the value of the written word and together can experience language development. This empowers parents to be their child's first teacher and engages them from birth as they guide their child down the path of success in learning and life." ~ Catherine L. Wood, MD, FAAP President, Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics

Investing in Reach Out and Read-Alabama is investing in families – there's no better value in the life of a child.