National Young Readers Week is an annual event that was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It always takes place the second week of November. To make this week special, many schools recruited local “celebrities” to read aloud a favorite children’s book to classrooms.
We celebrated National Young Readers Week in a big way. Pizza Hut gave out 10,000 books as part of the Big Book Giveaway, hundreds of principals took the Read Your Heart Out Challenge, schools invited local celebrities to read, and some held reading rallys! Check out all the news.
This year, the BOOK IT! Program challenged every school principal to "read your heart out" during National Young Readers Week, November 12-16, 2012. The research shows that the single most important factor in raising a reader is reading aloud. And the only way to get better at reading is to do it. Over 500 principals took this challenge.