Reach Out & Read Los Angeles Reaching New Audiences at Muse on Rodeo

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November 12, 2013, Muse on Rodeo launched its first event, bringing an ongoing series of inspiring spoken word and author events to the beautiful Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. The series combines dinner, dessert, and the love of the spoken word with one of the wealthiest streets in the world. Online events have recently been added to the platform.

During the first event Debbie Navarro, Program Director for Reach Out & Read Los Angeles, joined Muse on Rodeo to present to the audience and expound on the program’s mission. Debbie showcased one of co-founder Michael P. Naughton’s all time favorite books as a child, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. “That book alone sent me on a lifetime love affair with books,” Naughton said.

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“What I like about Reach Out & Read as a nonprofit organization and why they matter is that they make a verifiable difference in families’ lives. They promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.”


Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning at 6 months of age. The 3.8 million families served annually by Reach Out and Read read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies, with stronger language skills, and better prepared to succeed.


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Reach Out and Read Los Angeles is part of the nationwide Reach Out and Read organization. Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children

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to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.