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.

Michigan Reading Association

2022-2023 Awards

All 2022-2023 Award nominations are closed. All recipients will be announced at the conference. We hope to see you there! 

News You Can Use!

 We have a new membership level! 

Our current regular membership is now considered a "Green Online" membership, where all communications will be digital. We have added a new level called Regular "Print" membership, this level will allow you to receive a print copy of the Michigan Reading Journal to be sent in the mail. See our Membership page for details!

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! 

Support MRA

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

Upcoming Events


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

Board Meeting Updates

  • March 18, 2023, & May 20, 2023

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