Spokesperson

Ayesha Curry

Launched in 1919, Children’s Book Week, a national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, proudly announces its centennial celebration. The longest-running literacy initiative in the United States, organized by Every Child a Reader, is kicking-off the celebration with Ayesha Curry, a New York Times bestselling author, television host, and mother of three, as its spokesperson and chair.

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“I’m proud to serve as the spokesperson and chair for the 100th year of Children’s Book Week. My family is at the heart of everything I do and one of the things that we all share is a love of reading,” Ayesha said. “I remember reading and being read to as a child and that experience has shaped my life. As a parent, I love watching my children get excited about reading. With a book in their hands, they can travel to make-believe lands or read about people who make a difference.” Ayesha is the bestselling author of The Seasoned Life Entrepreneur, host of Ayesha’s Home Kitchen on Food Network, and wife of NBA superstar Stephen Curry.

Read the full 100th anniversary announcement here!

Children’s Book Week is April 29 – May 5, 2019!

Ayesha Curry Book List

Ayesha Curry’s Book List

  • Dream Big, Little One, by Vashti Harrison
  • I Am Enough, by Grace Byers; illus. by Keturah A. Bobo
  • I Am Human, by Susan Verde; illus. by Peter H. Reynolds
  • I Am So Brave, by Stephen Krensky ; illus. by Sara Gillingham
  • Julia, Child, by Kyo Maclear; illus. by Julie Morstad
  • Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch; illus. by Sheila McGraw
  • Malala’s Magic Pencil, by Malala Youzafzai; illus. by Kerascoët
  • Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, by Barack Obama; illus. by Loren Long
  • Three Grumpy Trucks, by Todd Tarpley; illus. by Guy Parker-Rees
  • When God Made You, by Matthew Paul Turner; illus. by David Catrow
  • When The World is Dreaming, by Rita Gray; illus. by Kenard Pak
  • Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak

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About Ayesha Curry

Ayesha Curry is a chef, restauranteur, New York Times Bestselling author, and television host, recently named one of the newest faces of Covergirl cosmetics, and featured on the prestigious 30 Under 30 list by Forbes Magazine. Her accessible approach to cooking has made her one of the most sought after experts in food and lifestyle, and has amassed over 8 million avid social media followers and subscribers. Find her complete bio here.

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