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Welcome to MRA

Since 1956

Your Profession - Your Organization - Your Time to Make a Difference

The Michigan Reading Association is an organization of people who believe that literacy is the key to transforming people's lives. Chartered in 1956 by the International Reading (Literacy) Association, MRA has grown to be the leader in providing literacy resources to teachers, parents and universities.

Offering conferencespublicationsawards,  and a network of professional educators across the state of Michigan, MRA is your organization.

Join us and make a difference in your classroom, community, and profession.

Click here for 2024 Conference Information!

2024 Call for Proposals

Click the link above to submit your proposal.

Submissions Due by September 30, 2023 at midnight!

2023 - 24 Election

2023 - 2024 Election Results

Vice President - Dionna Roberts

Secretary - Alyssa Rogers

Member-At-Large -

Christian A. Young

Regional Representatives

Region 6 - Leah Porter

Region 7 - Karyn Anspach

Region 8 - Kelly Carlin

Welcome aboard!

July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

Support MRA

Michigan Reading Association is a tax deductible charitable organization!

Visit our Donation Page to support us in Embracing and Celebrating our Beloved Community of Literacy!

Looking for additional ways to support MRA? Check out these opportunities! 


The Michigan Reading Journal seeks (an) editor(s) for a three-year appointment (Fall 2023 - Spring 2026). 

The Michigan Reading Journal is the peer-reviewed journal of the Michigan Reading Association, which is composed of and serves classroom teachers, literacy specialists, instructional coaches, educational leaders, teacher educators, and university faculty. MRA is an affiliate of the International Literacy Association. 

MRJ Call for Editors

Freedom To Read

The Boards of the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME), the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE), and the Michigan Reading Association (MRA) announce that they jointly support a statement affirming Michigan’s students’ Freedom to Read. The full statement can be read here: 

MAME MCTE MRA Freedom to Read Statement

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  • 2023-2026 Michigan Reading Journal Call for Editors has been fulfilled and is closed. Thank you!

2024 Call for Proposals

Submissions Due by September 30, 2023 at midnight!

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Educator Awards Nomination Form

Literacy Awards Nomination Form

30 Under 30 Nomination Form

Gwen Frostic Award Nominations are Available to MRA Board Only

Gwen Frostic Award Nomination Form

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