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Sit Stay Read: How Chicago Kids Learn To Read With A Furry Friend

It’s an amazing program – kids improve their literacy by reading to dogs – you read that right – it’s called Sit Stay Read and Steve Dale chats with the executive director of the program Kate McIlvain . 24 more words

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Shameless Self-Promotion: Serving the Sentence

Come join me and five other very talented writers at Towbar.I’ll be reading tonight at Serving the Sentence, a monthly live lit event in which storytellers use the same first sentence to begin their stories. 58 more words

Shameless Self-Promotion

Today is Read Across America Day!

On March 1st of each year, we celebrate “Read Across America Day.” Started in 1998 by the National Education Association to promote a love of reading, this celebration coincides with the birthday of children’s author Dr. 212 more words

Sit, Stay, Read

Something unprecedented occurred today – We were featured in an email update that was sent from Sit, Stay, Read, one of the two charities that we are supporting this year. 85 more words

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Educating Children on Animal Welfare Issues

I’m a firm believer in the concept that the No Kill message is one most Americans will wholeheartedly agree with … once they’re properly educated, that is. 388 more words

Rescue Stories

Shandy – The Sit Stay Read Dog – Rest in Peace

MaryEllen Schneider, co-founder and Executive Director of Sit Stay Read rescued Shandy more than 16 years ago. Together they and Sarah Murphy founded Sit Stay Read… 306 more words

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Chicago's Anti-Cruelty Society hosts dog-friendly happy hour

Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society is hosting a “Sit. Stay. Drink.” dog-friendly happy hour on Wed., June 9. I attended one of the Society’s happy hour parties last year, and I gotta tell you, I had a great time. 133 more words

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