January 27, 2023
Every Child a Reader announces ten new Get Caught Reading posters featuring amazing Lakota and Ojibwa authors, the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and more!
The first round of 2023 posters include:
- Brad Wagnon – He is a lifelong resident of the Gideon Community and an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Brad taught Cherokee History, Culture, and Language at Tahlequah High School for 10 years and works for Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach. He is the author of three children’s books, How the World Was Made: A Cherokee Story, The Land of the Great Turtles, and The First Fire: A Cherokee Story. These books are based on traditional Cherokee stories.
- Rosey Alvero – She has lived and worked around the world, with her favorite stops being in San Francisco (California and Mexico), Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Manila. It would be difficult to find her in one place, but if you do, she is likely enjoying the outdoors and making memories with friends and family. She is thrilled to explore Los Angeles as the host of Emmy Award-winning series “SoCal Wanderer” for KCET.
- Patricia Cutright – She is Lakota and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe. Reading and libraries have always been her passion, as reading can empower all ages and socio-economic levels. Her many awards include the ALA/LITA Gaylord Award for Achievement in Library and Information Technology, Oregon Librarian of the Year, and the Distinguished Administrative Faculty award from Eastern Oregon University.
- Allan Wolf – He is the author of poetry, picture books, and YA novels, including No Buddy Like a Book, The Day the Universe Exploded My Head, and The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, listed on Booklist’s 50 Best YA Novels of All Time. With school and library presentations and with a thousand poems committed to memory, Wolf believes in the healing powers of poetry writing, reading, and recitation
- Michael Larter – He lives in Freeport, Illinois, with his wife and two children. He is Ojibwa from the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota and enjoys playing the native flute and traditional gardening.
- Micheal Anderson – She is the author of the Zoey Lyndon, STEM-focused children’s middle-grade chapter book series. An avid supporter of children’s literacy, she understands the value in representation and believes reading should never be considered a luxury. She’s an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Jack and Jill Associates of St. Louis, and the Junior League of St. Louis. She enjoys traveling abroad and loves jazz music.
- Jordyn Cho – She is a school librarian at PS 158 in New York City and is completing her library science degree at SUNY Albany. While going to libraries when her children were small, she fell in love with children’s literature and decided to pursue a career as a school librarian to pass on that love to other children. You can catch her reading with her family and friends at the NYPL, in Bryant Park, or on public transportation.
- Casper ter Kuile – He is the author of The Power of Ritual, the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab, and the co-creator of the podcasts Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and The Real Question. He has spoken widely on community trends, ritual, and emerging spirituality at The Aspen Ideas Festival, Cannes Lions Festival, Stanford University, and numerous religious institutions.
- Jon Scieszka – He is an American children’s writer best known for picture books created with the illustrator Lane Smith. He is also a nationally recognized reading advocate and the founder of Guys Read — a web-based literacy program for boys whose mission is “to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.” Scieszka was the first U.S. National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, appointed by the Librarian of Congress for 2008 and 2009.
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!