Creating a Brighter Future Through A Love of Reading

When we think about the importance of literacy, we cannot stop at what learning happens in the classroom.  We factor in how a child’s identity – their ethnicity, race, social class, etc.– can be nurtured while also introducing them to the vast world that is walking in another person’s shoes. 

The Power of Identity-Affirming Decodables

If you’re thinking about phonics instruction lately, you’re probably thinking about decodable books, the short texts that provide children with opportunities to practice phonics skills.

Beyond the Bookshelf – AAHNPI Month Reading Guides

Discover the rich tapestry of Asian American experiences with our specially curated book bundle! Dive into three heartwarming and enlightening stories featuring characters of Indian, Japanese, and Korean heritage.

Beyond the Bookshelf – Poetry Month Reading Guides

Immerse young minds in the enchanting world of poetry with our book bundle, where each verse becomes a gateway to imagination, creativity, and emotional expression. Spark a lifelong love for language and storytelling in young children through the power of poetry, nurturing their empathy, language skills, and appreciation for the beauty of words.

Voyage Jacksonville Features CLI’s CEO, Dr. Greene

Read the inspiring journey of CLI’s CEO, Dr. Diana Greene, in a special Daily Inspiration story featured by Voyage Jacksonville in March! Dive into her captivating career narrative and uncover the passion that fuels her role at CLI. Don’t miss out on this uplifting read.

Global Heroes Spotlight – Children’s Literacy Initiative

Last month, CLI was featured in Global Heroes, an international publication focused on sharing inspiring stories about people, organizations, and communities, working to address global problems. In our spotlight, CLI shared how our equity-centered mission is driving innovation and transforming education. Read the article.

Dr. Greene Shares Her Story at TEDx Jacksonville

This past fall, Dr. Diana Greene shared the stage with brilliant minds at TEDex Jacksonville to discuss her personal journey to Superintendentship and raise a call to action for more diversity at the highest levels of education administration. It was an experience that pushed boundaries, sparked new perspectives, and ignited meaningful conversations.

CLI Welcomes Mychal Threets as Literacy Ambassador

We’re excited to announce that Mychal Threets joined CLI in our celebration of Read Across America Day with the National Education Association (NEA), Read by 4th, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Women’s History Month – 2024

Celebrate Women’s History Month with women’s stories. Across the globe and throughout time women rock the world as warriors and writers, innovators and astronauts, dancers, musicians, and more. Diversify your book collection, expand readers’ knowledge, and inspire children with these empowering read alouds.