Cultivating Compassion Through Stories

Kids always tell the best stories. They have an insight, an innocence, and profound clarity that resonates. We want to hear from them!

This is an invitation for students to share their own written story in our Mutt-i-grees Read Aloud Series. Either fiction or based on true events, students can write what their heart dictates. This educational experience will provide an opportunity for your students to be featured in a unique national platform reaching hundreds of students across the nation. They will read their story and share their illustrations via our Zoom Mutt-i-grees Read Aloud.

The first five submissions will receive a $100 honorarium in support of this educator initiative to cultivate empathy via storytelling. A wonderful platform for students to let their voices be heard with the support of their teacher and the Mutt-i-grees Team while connecting with fellow students across the country. And, after they read their story, they can take questions and talk about why their story was important for them to tell.


Your story may be an individual or group effort and it must:

  • Have a title and a cover
  • Include illustrations and be 8-24 pages.​
Please upload in PDF format.

When you participate in the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum you’re supporting students and rescue animals.

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Submit Your Story

National Read Aloud Story Challenge
Maximum upload size: 314.57MB
Please upload in PDF format.

Deadline: April 29, 2022.

We will contact you if your student(s’) story has been chosen by May 6, 2022. The selected stories will participate in our May 20, 2022 Read Aloud session via Zoom.