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Our Mission:  The Arkansas Reading Association, an affiliate of the International Reading Association, is a professional organization of individuals, institutions, and councils dedicated to promoting reading and developing literacy.

 
November 20-21, 2014 at the Marriott & Statehouse Convention Centers in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Visit the Conference page for more about the program, registration costs, and the speakers.


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The Children's Book Award Celebration 
November 20, 2014
Little Rock Marriott Hotel - Salon B
4:45 - 6:15 pm
Tickets $10 - Available online at Eventbrite.com  
(Children 12 and under free if accompanied by an adult)
 
Meet the winners of the Charlie May Simon and Diamond Book Awards and Honor Books: Suzanne LaFleur, Andrew Clements, Jeff Crosby, and Janet Stevens & Susan Stevens Crummel.  Tickets are $10 online or at the door.
 
Following the awards, the authors will autograph books. Also autographing will be other authors attending the Arkansas Reading Association's Literacy Conference: Devin Scillian, Carla McClafferty, Darcy Pattison, Clare Vanderpool, Heather Sutherlin, Michael Dooling, R. Gregory Christie, Ricky Pittman, and more! Light refreshments will be available. 
 
Books will be sold at the event,  or bring your own! There is a limit of three books per author. 
 
Parents, this is a great opportunity for children to meet their favorite authors or to get books signed for Christmas!  





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Do you know someone who exhibits leadership qualities and promotes literacy?
The Arkansas Reading Association can help you recognize individuals that shine as

Help ARA let these individuals know that we appreciate and recognize their efforts to promote literacy by presenting them the ARA Literacy Leader pin.

Each recipient will receive an email explaining that YOU have recognized his/her efforts.

They will be able to pick up their Literacy Leader pin and certificate at the ARA Literacy Conference, November 20-21, 2014 in Little Rock, AR. In addition their name will be displayed with the many other literacy leaders at our conference.

The best part about this recognition is it only costs $5 and the proceeds will go ARA literacy projects, grants and scholarships. The deadline for recognition is November 15.    Recognize your  Literacy Leaders today.








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