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Every Child a Reader

ecar logo teal no foundationEvery Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children, and the CBC’s charity of choice.

Every Child a Reader’s national programs — including Children’s Book Week, the Children’s Choice Book Awards, and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Program — strive to make the reading and enjoyment of children’s books an essential part of America’s educational and social aims and to enhance public perception of the importance of reading.


    • Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of children’s books and reading. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.
    • The Children’s Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winners are selected by kids and teens of all ages. In 2013, the program’s 6th year, over one million votes were cast at


Every Child a Reader understands that it is not kids with booksenough for children to learn to read — it is essential that they enjoy their reading experiences so that they will nurture those skills for the rest of their lives. Every Child a Reader’s unique national programs connect kids with their favorite books and authors to create meaningful experiences that will instill a lifelong love of reading at ZERO COST to kids and caregivers.

Support Every Child a Reader and take a critical step in the promotion of a lifelong love of reading among children.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities with Every Child a Reader.
To make a donation: 917.890.7416
Press inquiries: Shifa Kapadwala (

You may also donate directly by clicking on the button below.

ECAR Board

Judith Haut (Chair)
Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, Random House Children’s Books

Carol Fitzgerald (Vice-Chair)
Founder/President The Book Report Network

Simon Boughton (Treasurer)
Publisher, Norton Children’s Books

Jacqueline Grace
Chief Development Officer, Wholesome Wave

Suzanne Harper
Senior Director, National STEM Strategy, Girl Scouts of the

Jon Scieszka
National Ambassador Emeritus, Beloved Storyteller

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