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What's New?


"Welcome to the America Reads Challenge in Region IX home page. The purpose of this website is make available to interested individuals and organizations in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and the Pacific Islands information that will help them meet the America Reads Challenge at the state and local level. The America Reads Challenge calls on all Americans to help ensure that every American child can read well and independently by the end of the 3rd grade.

Thanks to
the California Reads Roundtable, a partnership of organizations interested in reading and literacy in California, anyone in Region IX can now access information and resources for parents, kids, teachers, volunteers and others interested in participating in and organizing local programs in support of the America Reads Challenge (click on entries in the left menu bar). You can also click on California and Hawaii for additional information about state and local activities. We plan to add more states and islands and information as this website develops.

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We hope you will find this site helpful and will contact us with your ideas, information and suggestions for improvement. You can contact Bill Dingeldein, Senior Advisor to the Secretary's Regional Representative and staff to the Roundtable at

This Website has been created and is being maintained through a joint effort between Region IX of the U.S. Department of Education, the Western/Pacific Literacy Network (Western/Pacific LINCS, part of the National Institute for Literacy), and the State Literacy Resource Center of California.

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