Since 1989, National Young Readers Week has been an annual event held during the second week of November to raise awareness around the importance of reading. The event was co-founded by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. We are continuing our tradition of challenging principals across the country to become shining examples for literacy by choosing one day to read their heart out all day long, from first bell to the last during National Young Readers Week. Principals have risen to the challenge over the last several years reading everywhere from hallways, playgrounds and rooftops on their chosen school day. Choose your day. Choose your reading location. Register your school. Use our media alert to spread the word to your local media. And tag your pics on social media with #YoungReaders so we can follow along!
Thank you to all the principals that participated in the challenge this year. We are happy to announce that this year’s winner is:
Principal John Rizzo, Jonestown Elementary, Jonestown, PA
Check out more amazing submissions in our slideshow. Thanks for reading your hearts out!