In 2020, Read to a Child adapted its successful in-person Celebrity Reading Program and re-launched it as the Remote Read Aloud Program to provide supplemental read aloud content to students learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and to inspire students and their families to establish daily read aloud practices at home.

In the Remote Read Aloud Program, notable authors, celebrities, athletes and other guest readers read aloud to groups of children online via Zoom. These sessions are recorded and produced, resulting in visually interactive and educational videos that center on important themes of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The Remote Read Aloud Program videos also include personal information from each author as well as lively Q&A sessions with the students on the call.

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Thanks to the Guru Krupa Foundation for funding the Remote Read Aloud Program for summer 2021.

Check out our Remote Read Aloud Program Library

Click the image below to view Jordan Gershowitz, Head Writer at Nickelodeon, reading his book Ignore the Trolls

Click the image below to see Tracy Drain, NASA Engineer, Reading Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly reading to a Zoom classroom of fourth graders at LA’s Esperanza Elementary!

Click the image below to see #1 New York Times bestselling author, R.J. Palacio Reading her Book Wonder!

Click the image below to see author of award-winning children’s book series, Mary Pope Osborne, reading her newest Magic Tree House book Late Lunch with Llamas.

Click the image below to see ‘First Lady of Motown’ and original member of The Miracles, Claudette Robinson, reading her children’s book Claudette’s Miraculous Motown Adventure.

Click the image below to see author and activist, Jamia Wilson, reading her children’s book Young, Gifted and Black.

Click the image below to see Super Bowl champion and children’s book author, Malcolm Mitchell, reading his children’s book My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World.

Click the image below to see children’s book author, Vita Murrow, reading from her two books of re-imagined fairly tales, Power to the Princess: 15 Favorite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power and High-Five to the Hero: 15 Favorite Fairytales Retold with Boy Power.

New! Click the image below to see children’s book author, F. Anthony Falcon, reading from his debut picture book Be Brave, Be Brave, Be Brave