Capstone Launches #ReadingIsForEveryone

A new campaign invites the participation of educators and parents to help promote literacy with the hashtag #ReadingIsforEveryone, with a related event on World Read Aloud Day, February 1.  

A new campaign invites the participation of educators and parents to help promote literacy with the hashtag #ReadingIsforEveryone, with a related event, Drop Everything and Read, on World Read Aloud Day, February 1, 2019.  

 

The full release:

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Jan. 9, 2019 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, is celebrating and advocating for the importance of reading by launching a new literacy campaign in 2019 called Reading Is For Everyone. The campaign calls for educators, parents, and everyone who is passionate about literacy to work together to ensure every child feels the limitless power of reading and proudly recognizes themselves as a reader.

“Capstone is passionate about inclusivity, equity, and accessibility for the benefit of all kids because we believe Reading Is For Everyone. There should be endless opportunities for children to access books which speak to their curiosity and experiences. Kids need to see themselves in stories to feel connected, and to grow, learn, and be inspired. We hope to enlighten, energize, learn, and spark conversation on all of the incredible things that can happen when we come together to advocate for reading for all,” said Patricia Stockland, Capstone Publisher.

As part of the campaign, Capstone will participate in a Drop Everything And Read hour on World Read Aloud Day, February 1, 2019. Starting at 10:00 a.m. (Central Standard Time), Capstone employees will put aside their work and read something of their choice for one hour. Schools are invited to join in the fun by posting photos of students reading on social media using the hashtags #ReadingIsForEveryone and #CapstoneForAllKids. Capstone will select random winners throughout the day to win reading prizes.

The Reading Is For Everyone website includes resources for educators and parents, including: helpful reading tips and articles, free downloadable posters and bookmarks, curated reading lists, a spotlight on #OwnVoices authors and illustrators, book trailers and videos, and more. The website will continue to grow with content throughout the year. Visit www.CapstonePub.com/Reading for resources and inspiration, and join in the conversation on social media with #ReadingIsForEveryone and #CapstoneForAllKids.

About Capstone

Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading. For more information, visit www.CapstonePub.com.

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