The Read Aloud Series brings award-winning authors and literature to life on 92Y’s stage promoting literacy for thousands of public school children.
For 140 years, 92Y has been engaged in ideas — often in connection with the written word. Today, in addition to welcoming the world’s best minds to its stage, 92Y continues to celebrate literacy. Whether through 92Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center or Education Outreach programs, 92Y not only helps children and adults to read and write, but to love reading and writing, to be truly literate, and to be able to express their ideas — and themselves — through the written word.
92Y Read Aloud Series was launched in collaboration with Random House Children’s Books in 2013 featuring award-winning author Mary Pope Osborne with the latest installment of her Magic Tree House series with a live performances by Jack and Annie, the main characters in her book. The Read Aloud Series is completely free to over 900 New York City public school children promoting the joy and love of reading.
“Don Brown, author of Aaron and Alexander: The Most Famous Duel in American History, told the students that he was a struggling reader when he was young. Even with this challenge, he was able to rise up and be a successful author of children's books. This tells the students that they can be successful in life no matter what challenges they face in school.” – Ms. Charley Sindab, PS 30
“Bronx Charter School for Excellence scholars were very excited about actually meeting the authors of the books that were introduced … afterwards, we were excited and interested about learning more and reading the books in class. We look forward to visiting the 92Y again!” – Mr. Boylan, Bronx Charter School for Excellence