September 20, 2022
Every Child a Reader announces seven new Get Caught Reading posters featuring a Lambda Literary Award winner, two New York Times bestselling authors, a Cherokee Nation award-winning author, and more!
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.”
The second round of 2022 posters include:
- Sara Farizan – Her coming-of-age YA novels include If You Could Be Mine, named one of TIME’s Greatest 100 YA Books of All Time, an ALA Rainbow pick as one of the year’s best LGBT-themed books, and a Lambda Literary Award winner. She moved into the supernatural YA realm with Dead Flip (Algonquin) and the DC Comics universe with the MG graphic novel, My Buddy, Killer Croc. She is the daughter of Iranian immigrants and grew up in Massachusetts.
- Irene Latham – A grateful creator of many novels, poetry collections, and picture books, including the coauthored Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship (with Charles Waters), which earned a Charlotte Huck Honor, and The Cat Man of Aleppo (with Karim Shamsi-Basha), which won a Caldecott Honor. Irene lives on a lake in rural Alabama.
- Danica McKellar – She is the New York Times bestselling author of groundbreaking math books, including Goodnight, Numbers, and Math Doesn’t Suck, and has helped over one million kids finally “get” math! A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA with a degree in mathematics, she published a theorem in the Journal of Physics, and has received multiple mathematics/educational awards. Danica is also well known for her acting roles on The Wonder Years, The West Wing, and her popular holiday movies.
- Ashley Hope Pérez – She writes novels for young adults, including Out of Darkness, a Kirkus and School Library Journal best book of the year and the recipient of an ALA Printz Honor for Literary Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the Tomás Rivera Book Award, and the Américas Award. She teaches at The Ohio State University and lives in Columbus with her two sons.
- Traci Sorell – A Cherokee Nation citizen and award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction for young people. Her first five books all received awards from the American Indian Library Association. Her nonfiction titles have also received two Sibert Honors, two Orbis Pictus Honors, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. A former federal Indigenous law attorney, Traci lives on her tribe’s reservation in northeastern Oklahoma.
- Cleo and Heather Thompson – Heather, Director, Office of Tribal Relations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, reporting to the Secretary of Agriculture, is reading with her mother, Cleo; both are Lakota, enrolled members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. They are reading Native Women Changing Their Worlds, by Patricia Cutright, Lakota, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
- Renée Watson – A #1 New York Times bestselling author, educator, and community activist. Her young adult novel, Piecing Me Together received a Coretta Scott King Award and Newbery Honor. Her children’s picture books and novels for teens have received several awards and international recognition. Her poetry and fiction centers around the experiences of Black girls and women, and explores themes of home, identity, and the intersections of race, class, and gender. Renée grew up in Portland, Oregon, and now splits her time between Portland and New York City.
Every Child a Reader thanks the many publishers for connecting us to these fantastic authors.
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