Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that creates and supports programs that strive to make the reading and enjoyment of children’s books an essential part of daily life and a lifelong joy by providing free resources to all educators and parents to share with children and teens.

Our four popular and long-running Every Child a Reader cornerstone programs are:

  • 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 101st anniversary with over 1,300 participating schools, libraries and bookstores in all 50 states.
  • The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is the U.S.’s “Children’s Literature Laureate.” Established in 2008, the program is co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council. The current ambassador is Jason Reynolds.
  • The Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards is the one national book award program where the winners are selected only by kids and teens.
  • Get Caught Reading is a free classroom poster program featuring athletes, singers, famous authors, and other celebrity role models reading a favorite classic.

Dedicated to inspiring a love of reading in children and teens across America.

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