Record Participation in AAP Adopt-a-School 2013
What happens when you combine 45 of the most popular authors of children’s and young adult books, 14 premier publishing houses and 41 elementary, middle and high schools across New York’s five boroughs?
You get the Association of American Publishers’ biggest Adopt-a-School Week ever in the program’s eight-year history.
Adopt-a-School 2013 runs December 9-13, connecting authors and the next generation of readers in the initiative to encourage literacy and love of reading. At this year’s schools, located in all five boroughs, authors will do readings, answer questions and lead discussions in classroom, library and auditorium settings.
“The Adopt-a-School project is one of our Association’s favorite annual traditions and we’re delighted that 2013 will mark a record number of participating authors and schools,” said Tina Jordan, Vice President, AAP. “New York is a special place to the US book publishing industry and we welcome the opportunity to give back, with such terrific response.”
The annual event is a collaboration between AAP, the leading trade association of the US publishing industry; the New York City Department of Education; the Children’s Book Council; and the schools’ librarians.
Participating authors include:
Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman
|Francine Poppo Rich
Bridget Starr Taylor
Participating publishing houses include:
Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
HarperCollins Children’s Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Rogue Bear Press