Read Manchester

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Read Manchester is led in partnership with Manchester City Council and engages local families with books and stories, and inspires them to make reading a priority in their everyday lives.

With a focus on the area of Wythenshawe, we work with children and young people as they reach each milestone in their education, helping to end the vicious cycle of illiteracy.

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Connecting Stories

Download and enjoy free Walk and Talk trails and activities.

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Success stories

  • Manchester families

    For families

    There are lots of things Manchester families can do to boost their children's literacy from home.
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  • Manchester schools

    For schools

    We have lots of resources and support for schools, helping children reach the recommended literacy level for each stage of their education.
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  • Manchester supporters

    For supporters

    Read Manchester counts on the support of local businesses to help improve literacy levels in the city.
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