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About Keen Readers

Keen Readers is an information hub for parents and mentors of reluctant readers. We also support and donate books to reading buddy programs and offer features and writing contests for youth.


Most children can read, but it takes a village to raise a child’s desire to read – especially once that child hits age nine. Hence the so-called “fourth-grade slump,” which if ignored can last through high school and beyond. It’s our goal to support parents and mentors in helping youths become comfortable with reading. In today’s information age, that’s not an option; it’s a key to success.

We work towards this vision by

  • Featuring interviews with authors and literacy and parenting experts
  • Offering reading-buddy program tips, book reviews and writing contests
  • Donating books to reading-buddy programs
  • Providing tips for building family-reading time and reading-buddy programs

Contact us

Co-founders: Pam Withers & Tony Dirksen



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