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A Poe-pourri of mystery and macabre

A Poe-pourri of mystery and macabre

Edgar Allen Poe is one of the emphases of the eighth Tucson Festival of Books, set for Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, at the University of Arizona.

February 04, 2016 6:00 am Photos

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The Tucson Festival of Books Founders Award: What could be better?

The Tucson Festival of Books Founders Award: What could be better?

J.A. Jance will received the founders award at the eighth Tucson Festival of Books, set for Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, at the University of Arizona.

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Shakespeare's First Folio in Tucson, at Tucson Festival of Books

Shakespeare's First Folio in Tucson, at Tucson Festival of Books

Shakespeare's First Folio will be in Tucson during the Tucson Festival of Books.

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Coming weeks will be big for The Big Read

Coming weeks will be big for The Big Read

Months worth of Poe0inspired activities.

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Stories that Soar: From child's imagination to the stage

Stories that Soar: From child's imagination to the stage

Stories written by children are performed by professional actors to encourage literacy and imagination.

May 09, 2015 2:49 pm Video Photos

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Stories That Soar

Stories That Soar

Get a sneak peak behind the scenes as Stories That Soar turns children's writings into theatrical performances. Produced by Angela Pittenger, Arizona Daily Star.

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Making reading fun for kids

Making reading fun for kids

With competition from televisions, tablets and video games, books are often overlooked by kids — even those who are excellent readers — as a way to entertain themselves.

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Literacy volunteers needed to help kids and adults

Literacy connects seeks volunteers to work with children, adults.

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Donations to Festival of Books programs top $1 million

Donations to Festival of Books programs top $1 million

Literacy programs benefit from the donations.

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500 Tucson children in need of reading coaches

Volunteers work with students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

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2 Tucson organizations receive youth literacy grants

Literacy Connects, Edge High School awarded a total of $6,000 in grants.

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Literacy Connects needs more volunteers

Literacy Connects needs more volunteers

Program still needs about 300 new coaches for fall. 

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…

$487,000 grant for Sunnyside literacy

A local literacy organization has received almost a half-million dollars to help students and families in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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Community comes together to help Reading Seed

Community comes together to help Reading Seed

Amazing things happen when Tucsonans work together to educate our kids and fight poverty.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Wanted: Volunteers and donations to help kids read

We’re nearing our goal of 500 new reading coaches for children in kindergarten through third grade, but we still need your help.

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Reading coaches and donations are rolling in, but more of both are needed to teach Tucson kids to read

Reading coaches and donations are rolling in, but more of both are needed to teach Tucson kids to read

At the end of the second week of our campaign to recruit 500 reading coaches for children in kindergarten through third grade, we’re closer to reaching our goal.

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