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Read Aloud

Your journey begins on the pages you read.


In partnership with Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Harvey Rice Wraparound School and The Centers for Families and Children, shark&minnow founded the Read Aloud Program in 2017 to promote literacy in our community. To share our love of reading, shark&minnow employees visited Harvey Rice each month to engage scholars in interactive, educational programming. However, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, scholars could not attend school in-person and instead pivoted to online learning. Our team worked quickly to adapt the program to work for all scholars from a safe distance, creating videos of our employees reading their favorite books aloud. And also giving scholars the gift of reading for the holiday in the form of free books. We hope you and your little scholars enjoy watching the videos below.