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Three New Get Caught Reading Posters

New York, NY – February 12, 2021 – Every Child a Reader announces three new Get Caught Reading posters featuring a National Book Award winner, an Olympic gold medalist, and an animated character from Enchanted Lion Books.

The early 2021 trio of posters will feature:

Carl Lennertz, Executive Director of Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader said: “This is one of my favorite projects and I’m grateful to the AAP for creating it years ago. We are keeping the program fresh each year with new posters, and we’ll have 3 more in April and 3-6 more this summer and fall.”

  • National Book Award winner Kacen Callender reading Every Body Looking, by Candice Iloh. Kacen is also the winner of the Stonewall Book Award, Lambda Literary Award, Word Fantasy Award, and Coretta Scott King Honor Book Award.
  • Olympic Gold Medalist, two-time World Champion, bestselling author and founder of Always Dream, Kristi Yamaguchi reading My Name is not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream, by Jennifer Fosbury; illus. by Mike Litwin.
  • Layla, the star of Layla’s Happiness, a picture book written by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin (Enchanted Lion Books), is reading Thank You, Omu!, by Oge Mora.

Every Child a Reader thanks Lizette Serrano at Scholastic for asking Kacen Callender, Jamie Tan for her outreach to Kristi Yamaguchi, and Tucker Stone for suggesting Ashleigh Corrin for a poster and for Aubrey Nolan at Enchanted Lion.

Over two dozen 8 ½” x 11” posters are available free to teachers, librarians, booksellers, and parents. The program was relaunched in 2018 thanks to a grant from KPMG and a poster featuring Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez. In 2019 and 2020, posters featuring bestselling authors Kate DiCamillo, Raj Halder, and Raakhee Mirchandani, plus the animated character Phoebe and her Unicorn were made available. Backlist posters include Alicia Keys, Neil Gaiman, Alex Morgan, Horton (Horton Hears a Who!), and Olivia (Olivia book series).

Up to 10 different posters can be ordered on the order form at www.GetCaughtReading.org.

About Get Caught Reading
A nationwide, year-round campaign to promote the fun of reading books for all ages. Launched in 1999 by the Association of American Publishers and now managed by Every Child a Reader. Get Caught Reading provides teachers and librarians with bulletin board-sized posters of authors, athletes, media stars, and beloved book characters caught reading a favorite book.

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