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The California Reader

The California Reader is a journal for teachers of literacy. This publication of the California Reading Association is the voice of literacy educators for students in preschool through adulthood. The exchange of current theory, research, and practice regarding language arts is combined with news of particular interest to teachers and parents. When you join a local reading council in California, you automatically receive The California Reader.

You can treat yourself, a friend or colleague to membership and three issues of timely, practical ideas and strategies for advancing literacy for just $40.00! Become a member today!

As of February 2020, you can choose to have hard copies of The California Reader mailed to you for an additional charge of $15.00. Digital issues are no additional cost. Please indicate on your membership form which type of journal you would like to receive!


CRA on Equality and Social Justice

CRA is deeply saddened by the current crisis that directly affects our diverse population of students and teachers in California and across the country.

We advocate for classroom and school environments that are diverse, inclusive, affirming and culturally sensitive.  As educators, our tools have always been books and literature.  We are leaders in using the power of literacy by:
  • Using books from various cultures, languages, races, and perspectives to expand students’ and teachers’ perspectives of the world and reflect the lives of students.
  • Sharing and discussing diverse books builds empathy and allows students to see themselves and gives them a window into different worlds.

For related teaching resources and books, please go the menu and click on Resources.  You will find books to use in your classrooms and for distance learning that reflect the lives of the many children and cultures in our diverse state.  CRA is proud to give the Armin Schultz Award each year to an author or teacher who uses literature to further the cause of social justice.

The California Reading Association stands for Social Justice and Equality.
The Executive Board
California Reading Association

American Literacy Corporation
$2000 "Outstanding Contributions to Literacy" award $500 to CRA Council that nominates a winning K-8 educator

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