DETROIT, NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Folktellers LLC announced its partnership with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the largest non-profit children's literacy organization in the United States, as a part of its expansion of its Excerpts from an Unknown Guidebook Series.
As Folktellers' exclusive partner within the educational marketplace, RIF will work with publishers to promote and place the Guidebook Series in schools nationally, while helping develop meaningful literacy programs leveraging Folktellers' innovative transmedia storytelling approach.
Ed DeLeon, RIF's Chief Program & Content Officer, noted that, "We are extremely excited to be working with the Folktellers' team on launching this new Guidebook franchise. RIF's charter is driven to inspire a passion for reading and literacy, and this relationship allows us to optimize our efforts in a very strategic, creative, and entertaining way."
Founded in 1966, Reading Is Fundamental is the leading voice for children's literacy and, in partnership with a grassroots network of 1 million volunteers in schools and communities nationwide, has distributed more than 415 million books and impacted the lives of more than 50 million children.
Folktellers Co-Creator, Josef Bastian, pointed out that, "Our initial pilot school programs demonstrated the energy and excitement around our Folktellers Universe. Kids, teachers, and parents are clamoring for the release of the rest of these stories. Now that we have RIF as a trusted educational partner, we can accelerate our storytelling adventures in books, film, games, and other entertainment formats – These are exciting times!"
About Reading Is Fundamental
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to create impact, and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. As the nation's largest nonprofit organization for children's literacy, RIF has provided more than 415 million books to 50 million kids in all 50 states, inspiring generations to read, learn and grow.
For more information visit RIF.org.
Our vision is simple:
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