Clear The List Registration Opens June 1st!

Registration for our 2024 #ClearTheList campaign will open on June 1st. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to have Alane and her team shop for your Back To School needs next Fall! Registration is easy and last year our team shopped over 700 teachers. Who knows, this year it could be you!

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Visit our Studios!

Introducing Alane Adams Studios, the home of Kids Originals where we bring students stories to life with our talented animation team. And meet Smudge–our latest literary character who dreams of writing their own stories. Dive into our creative adventures as we work to make storytelling fun and educational.

Watch Alane’s Award Winning Video Series: Between the Pages

BTP is a video series designed to get students excited about reading and writing by teaching them all the fundamental steps an author undertakes when writing a story and providing them with the tools they need to write their own narrative stories.

Let’s Connect, Join Us on Facebook!

Stay connected with Alane on Social Media for updates on our events, programs, and to participate in fun games and giveaways that can win you prizes!


Rise Up Foundation Founder Alane Adams is a children’s author, professor, and literacy advocate. She started the foundation in 2008 to help individuals and organizations reach their full potential. Alane is the award-winning author of several fantasy mythology series for tweens and Early American picture books for young children. She has visited hundreds of schools and spoken to thousands of children about the importance of reading.

Support for Teachers and Classrooms

Free Author Visits

Invite author and literacy champion Alane Adams to your school for an energetic and enthusiastic talk about reading and storytelling.

Book Donations

The Rise Up Foundation teams up with organizations and schools to donate books to classroom libraries and communities.

Book Club Journals

Request book club journals for The Red Sun and The Blue Witch to enhance your students’ reading experience.

Our Mission

The Rise Up Foundation is dedicated to improving literacy among children living in underserved communities. We believe that the ability to read and write is the foundation of a successful education and a prosperous future, and we work tirelessly to provide support and resources for literacy initiatives. Through book donations, classroom support, and grant-making, we strive to create a more literate and informed society, one child at a time. We are committed to making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the children we serve, and believe that by investing in their literacy, we can help to create a brighter and more equitable future for all.