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Our Team

Meet the people working daily to bring Reading Universe to life with expertise in teaching, instruction design, professional development, and multimedia production.

WETA/Reading Rockets

WETA Learning Media, the team behind Reading Rockets and Colorín Colorado, is responsible for the development and delivery of Reading Universe.

Barksdale Reading Institute

The Barksdale Reading Institute team developed our taxonomy and teaching guidance based on their storied success in Mississippi.

First Book

The First Book team is responsible for market research and educator outreach.

Thanking our Funders

Reading Universe is made possible by generous support from Jim & Donna Barksdale, the American Federation of Teachers, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and two anonymous donors.

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