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Every Child a Reader

Every Child a Reader

An award-winning, nonprofit organization that celebrates the powerful impact books have on young people.

Every Child a Reader believes introducing children to the magic of reading is hero’s work. We support a diverse network of heroes — including educators, caregivers, librarians, and booksellers — by connecting book creators with communities, providing literacy tools and resources, and championing young people’s voices.

We understand that it is not enough for children to learn to read — it is essential that they enjoy their personal and shared reading experiences so that they will nurture those skills for the rest of their lives. Every Child a Reader’s vibrant national programs connect kids with their favorite books, characters, and creators to create meaningful experiences that will inspire a lifelong love of reading.

This is done through a variety of fun, free, and engaging programs:

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, now celebrating its 105th anniversary with over 2,000 participating schools, libraries, and bookstores in all 50 states.

Get Caught Reading is a year-round national classroom and library poster campaign featuring authors, athletes, artists, and public figures ‘caught’ reading a favorite book.

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program connects young people with a prominent book creator on a mission to spread the message that reading is a fun and important part of young people’s growth and happiness. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress, since 2008 various National Ambassadors have worked to gives young people a voice and listen to their stories. The current ambassador is Meg Medina.

Every Child a Reader partners with other groups on programs, including the Anna Dewdney Read Together Award.

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