Storybook Ball tells caring tale with a happy ending

United Through Reading hosted its annual Storybook Ball at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on Nov. 14 to celebrate the work of 600 volunteers and 2,500 supporters who help bring far-away family members “back home” for a bit each day to ease the strain of separation through good stories read aloud together via video. These include families of deployed servicemen and women; vulnerable, at-risk children whose parents are incarcerated; and grandchildren separated from the love and learning offered by their grandparents. Read more at