Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children

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Reach Out and Read of Milwaukee (ROR-M)

Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a national program, which began in Boston in 1989, that seeks to make early literacy an integral part of pediatric primary care. 

This medically-based early literacy program is evidence-based. Please review a summary of research published on the effectiveness of the program.

ROR gives low-income parents the information, encouragement and materials they need to make books and reading a regular part of their children's lives.


Literacy Resources:

View a list of books to help children deal with economic hardships (PDF).

Also available to view are Developmental Milestones of Early Literacy in English and Spanish (PDF).

Also View Reading Tips for Parents (PDF) and What Children Like in Books (PDF)


Mary Loberg White
Department of Pediatrics
Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone (414) 955-5749/ Fax (414) 955-6385
© 2015 Medical College of Wisconsin
Page Updated 02/07/2015