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Missouri Literacy Association

An Affiliate of International Literacy Association




The mission of the Missouri Literacy Association is to empower educators, ensure equity, inspire students & encourage leaders with the equitable resources they need to make literacy accessible for all in our diverse community.


Tips for Parents

“You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be -
I have a mother who read to me.”


-- Strickland Gillilan



Looking for a good book for your child?

Check out the Missouri Association of School Librarian's

Readers Awards 2019-20.

The librarians of Missouri believe that exposing students to quality literature impacts their future reading habits.

MASL’s four Readers Awards represent the best current youth literature available to students of different grade levels.


SHOW ME AWARD NOMINEES (Grades 1-3)

Picture books, easy to read aloud, with interest and appeal

to children 6 to 10 years old.


MARK TWAIN AWARD NOMINEES (Grades 4-6)

Chapter books will be of literary value which may enrich children’s personal lives.


TRUMAN AWARD NOMINEES (Grades 6-8)

Books will interest students in their early teen years and should be of literary value and enrich readers lives.


GATEWAY AWARD NOMINEES (Grades 9-12)

Books of interest to young adults that appeal to their needs, interests and reading levels.




Looking for a great resource for parents?

Go to Reading Rockets website

by clicking HERE.


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