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Watch NHR on NYBERG!

NHR student smiles as he writes in his workbook with the help of his tutor.

New Haven Reads had the opportunity to speak with Ann Nyberg from WTNH on her NYBERG show about our mission and our need for volunteers! Check it out and please share with someone who would be a great NHR tutor!

Celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2!

NHR student reads Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham.

This Saturday is Read Across America Day, a nationwide celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Check out this awesome slideshow featuring the ways we’ve celebrated over the years here at NHR! Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 

Check out our latest newsletter!

NHR student and tutor make heart signs with their hands.

Our latest newsletter includes highlights from 2018, a volunteer spotlight, several event announcements, and more!

40 Must-Read Books for Black History Month

NHR book selections for Black History Month.

As promised in yesterday’s post, 30 Must-Read Children’s Books for Black History Month, we’re back with a list of recommended titles to read this February! Sorted by genre, this list is meant to be a beginner-friendly starting point to dive into black literature, history, or cultural commentary. Though you won’t find the Obamas or Ta-Nehisi Coates (two excellent but obvious choices) on this list, you’ll find classics and newer titles, and hopefully some authors you’ve never heard of.

30 Must-Read Children’s Books for Black History Month

NHR collection of children's books for Black History Month.

February is Black History Month, and in that spirit, we’ve put together a list of some excellent children’s books celebrating African American culture and history. This list doesn’t even cover all of the resources we have at the tutoring sites, much less available in the literary world, so if you want even more recommendations, check out any the articles linked below, or talk to your Site Director! Happy reading! 

Top Books of 2018: ED Edition

A stack of books sits on a table by an NHR mug.

This week we’re continuing our series higlighting some of NHR’s favorite books of 2018. Next up is our Executive Director, Kirsten!

Top Books of 2018: Volunteer Edition

A shelf in the Book Bank

This week we’re kicking off a series about some of NHR’s favorite books from 2018. We can’t do that without mentioning our volunteer book club, which read titles like Fahrenheit 451, The Other Wes Moore, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; but unsurprisingly, our volunteers are voracious readers, so one book club could never fill their reading lives. Volunteers from each of our tutoring locations told us about their three (or four, or…six) favorite books from last year’s reading.

Behind the Scenes: Outreach at NHR

Keri Humphries, NHR Outreach Director, holds a jar of mints with a note on volunteer appreciation.

Keri is the nearly-universal port into volunteering at NHR. During a typical day she responds to volunteer applications and processes paperwork in the morning. Then, in the afternoon she interviews potential volunteers – four to six a day during the busiest times of year! That may sound like a lot, but Keri says that meeting members of the community is her favorite part of the job.

Top 5 Reasons to Volunteer at NHR

Nine NHR students happily display their book selections.

Now is the perfect time to sign up to volunteer at New Haven Reads! Not sure whether or not tutoring is for you? Check out our top 5 reasons to volunteer at New Haven Reads!

Happy Holidays from New Haven Reads!

NHR student happily displays her book selection.

We hope you enjoy these photos from the tutoring program’s new book giveaway! A huge thank you to Barnes & Noble in Milford and Abrams Books for their support of the tutoring program’s book giveaway!