Minnesota Reading Association

Promoting Lifelong Literacy For All 

The Minnesota Reading Association is a dynamic and diverse organization that includes classroom teachers, reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, college teachers, researchers, psychologists, librarians, media specialists, students, and parents. The Association has more than 500 members in Minnesota and is affiliated with the International Literacy Association.

We support the goals of the International Literacy Association in professional development, advocacy, partnerships, research, and leadership in global issues. 

Please read our current Fall 2021 newsletter, MRA Highlights!

Check out our past newsletters, MRA Highlights!

Feeling sad because you missed the first session of the Leaders in Reading Network (LiRN) workshop series "Literacy, Equity, and Joy"?  Don't despair!  You can still register for the last two sessions at a reduced registration fee of $116.00.  Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul will be the keynote speaker and her sessions will be recorded so you may watch in real time or at your own convenience.  Real time sessions are Tuesday, January 25 and Monday, March 28 from 9:00-12:00.


To register for LiRN, click here



Celebrate Literacy 2021 Young Authors
Finalists & Honorees


Click the link below to access live links to writing:

MN Reading Association 2021 Celebrate Literacy.pdf

Information for 2022 Celebrate Literacy will be posted here soon!


Student Instruction COVID-19 Resources

MRA would like to recognize that this is a very difficult and uncertain time for educators, parents and students. We hope that some of these resources will support your distance literacy learning. Thank you for your creativity, perseverance and for connecting with your students and children during these surreal times.

In response to COVID-19, we've compiled a list of resources that support student instruction via distance learning. Check out the Student Instruction COVID-19 Resources page.


MRA Statement on George Floyd

At MRA, we are deeply committed to centering race, equity, and social justice work at the core of our mission.  It is essential for all of us to be co-conspirators (Love, 2019) and name the deep-rooted and historical injustice of racism in our communities and schools. As we grapple with and grieve the murder of George Floyd, along with all of the people and families who have suffered from unnecessary, senseless, racist, and painful deaths, we find ourselves turning to literature and resources to process, learn, have courageous conversations, and take action against racism and injustice. We put together a list of resources for you to consider. Learn more about these resources and other updates from MRA.




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