Skip to main content
October 31, 2018

The Fight for Grade-Level Reading Podcast Episode 2: Dr. Dipesh Navsaria of Reach Out and Read

We speak to Dr. Dipesh Navsaria about a program that shows doctors and clinics how to bring early childhood literacy into the examining room. Reach Out and Read has seen amazing growth and now impacts almost five million families, including around a quarter of all low-income families in the U.S.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Omny, Google Podcasts or by searching in your favorite podcast app. If you want to know why we’re doing this podcast, here’s some background.

We also want to hear from you. You can share your experiences in the fight for grade-level reading by connecting with us at, or by leaving us a message at 941-361-4820. You can also record a voice memo on your phone and email it to us — we may include some of those messages in future episodes of the podcast.

This story comes from a partnership between the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Herald-Tribune, funded by The Patterson Foundation, to cover school readiness, attendance, summer learning, healthy readers and parent engagement. Read more stories at

Share this post