FRP is an award-winning, research-informed program.

Our co-founder Mary Andrews, winner of the 2017 Toyota National Family Teacher of the Year award, pictured with Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

2017: Toyota National Family Teacher of the Year

2016: Laurie Horne Family Engagement Award

2012: Random House National Literacy Teacher of the Year Award

2011: N.C. James B. Hunt Celebrate Literacy Award


Our co-founder, Mary Andrews, recognized as the Toyota National Family Teacher of the Year (2017)

For her, teaching kids to read goes beyond the classroom and into families’ living rooms (News & Observer)

Family Reading Partners program brings families together (Daily Tarheel)

CHCCS Read2Me Tailgate Stories Program Wins Award (CHCCS News)

Books on Break (Book Harvest)


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement recommending parent-child home reading beginning at birth and continuing at least through kindergarten.

Opportunities to Give Children a Chance by Susan B. Neuman

Books in the Home Are Strongly Linked to Academic Success

Summer Learning Loss: What Is It, and What Can We Do About It?

Book-Rich Environments Initiative

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain by Dana Suskin

Falling behind before kindergarten: The 30 million word gap by Jonah Newman and Lindsey Kratochwill

Text Talk: Capturing the Benefits of Read-Aloud Experiences for Young Children by Isabel L. Beck, Ph.D and Margaret G. McKeown, Ph.D.

Third Grade Reading Demands Whole-Child Approach by Michelle Hughes

Eliminating Summer Reading Setback by Richard L. Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen

Bedtime Stories for Young Brains by Perry Klass, M.D.

The logic behind the “illogical” mindset of students and families in poverty

Addressing achievement gaps with psychological interventions by David Yeager, Gregory Walton and Geoffrey L. Cohen

The Eight Essential Kinds of Books That Every Kid Should Own

Family Engagement in Anywhere, Anytime Learning by M. Elena Lopez and Margaret Caspe

Raising Readers: The Tremendous Potential of Families

Nurturing and Cultivating Fearless Summer Readers