Reach Out and Read

Making Books Part of a Healthy Childhood

ROR SquareROR is a national pediatric literacy program. ROR-TX was established in 1999 as the result of First Lady Laura Bush's Early Childhood Initiative for Texas. ROR-TX is affiliated with the Department of Developmental Pediatrics and CIRCLE (Center for Improving the Readiness of Children for Learning and Education).

ROR-TX is the statewide coalition responsible for expanding and sustaining ROR in Texas. Our mission is to make early literacy a standard part of pediatric primary healthcare in Texas. Healthcare providers distribute over 200,000 books to children in community health centers, children's hospitals, and pediatric practices across the State. We plan to add 20 new Reach Out & Read Texas clinic sites each year, increasing the number of children reached.

Make a gift to Reach Out and Read . Each gift of $50.00 will enable Reach Out and Read to provide the full five-year program to one more child. To make a gift, please click here.

Visit the official Read Out and Read - Texas website at


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