Membership Information

CRA membership provides you with valuable literacy opportunities, including:
  • The California Reader, published quarterly and mailed directly to your home as an active CRA member.
  • Reduced member rates at the annual CRA Professional Development Institute featuring well-known researchers, educators, authors and illustrators.
  • Links to your local network of educators with a shared interest in promoting literacy opportunities.
  • The intrinsic reward of making a professional commitment to literacy and literacy activities with colleagues in your area.

Regular Membership

Annual fee: $40.00 
Online: Register below
By mail:  Membership Form
CRA will forward your name to your local council's membership chairperson. You will be added to their membership list and you will begin receiving CRA and local council program notices and publications.

Out of State Membership

Annual Fee: $35.00  
Online: Register below
By mail: Out-of-State Membership Form
Mail the application to the CRA Office as indicated on the form. The membership fee is different than a regular membership; please read the application form for more information.

Institutional Membership

Annual Fee: $75.00 
Online: Register below
By mail: Institutional Membership Form
Mail the application to the CRA Office as indicated on the form. The membership fee is different than a regular membership; please read the application form for more information.

The California Reader

The California Reader is a journal for teachers of literacy - preschool to adult. This quarterly publication of the California Reading Association is the voice of literacy educators for students in pre-school through adulthood.
When you join a local reading council in California, you automatically receive The California Reader.

CRA Membership
CA Reader Delivery Options
Email for CA Reader