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New York, NY – October 12, 2018 – Launched in 1999 by the AAP and now managed by Every Child a Reader, Get Caught Reading provides teachers and librarians with small posters of TV stars, famous athletes, authors, and beloved book characters reading a book.
The first new poster for 2019 features Olympic gold medalist and author Laurie Hernandez, and will be available starting Oct. 22 for free, thanks to a sponsorship by KPMG, whose citizenship mission is to encourage lifelong learning through literacy.
Teachers and librarians can sign up for 10 free posters using the online form at Get Caught Reading.
Laurie Hernandez’s new book, She’s Got This, illustrated by Nina Mata, is a picture book about chasing your dreams and never giving up, and is being published October 9 by HarperCollins Children’s Books.
The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation also provides funding for Get Caught Reading.
About Every Child a Reader
Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy organization whose popular national programs include Children’s Book Week, the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, Get Caught Reading, and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program.
About Laurie Hernandez
Laurie Hernandez is an Olympic gold medalist and the youngest-ever champion on Dancing with the Stars. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Laurie won silver in the individual balance beam competition and secured gold in the team all-around competition. She speaks regularly to children and teens about her life story and the power of reading.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations. KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, inclusion and diversity, and eradicating childhood illiteracy. KPMG LLP is the independent U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG International’s independent member firms have 197,000 professionals working in 154 countries. Learn more at https://home.kpmg.com/us/en/home.htmlor follow us @KPMGUS_News.
About the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation
Lois Lenski, celebrated author and illustrator of over one hundred children’s books and the 1946 Newbery medalist for Strawberry Girl, established the Foundation as a charitable institute 50 years ago. Since then the Foundation has assisted over 400 organizations in their efforts to advance literacy and foster a love of reading among underserved and at-risk children and youth.
Media Contact: Shifa Kapadwala, Publicity Manager, CBC/Every Child a Reader, 917-890-7416, firstname.lastname@example.org