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Read Manchester

Mr Men Manchester

Read Manchester is a partnership between the National Literacy Trust and Manchester City Council to raise literacy levels and change the life stories of children, young people and adults across the city.

Working with schools and communities, local businesses and partner organisations, we share our love of stories and books with families to support them to develop the literacy skills needed to succeed in life. Read our newsletter to find out more about our current projects.

See Myself in Books

Help promote wider diversity in children's literature with these brand new classroom resources.

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Wythenshawe Park Story Trail

Take a magical stroll through Wythenshawe Park on our brand new story trail.

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Take 10 to Read

Join our campaign to Take 10 minutes to read and celebrate #WorldMentalHealthDay.

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News and successes

How to get involved...

  • There are lots of things Manchester families can do to boost their children's literacy from home.
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  • 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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  • Read Manchester counts on the support of local businesses to help improve literacy levels in the city.
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