“We are particularly pleased to launch this year’s campaign with all our partners in light of the challenges we all faced by Sandy and, especially, to be bringing Adopt-a-School to several communities badly affected by the storm.”
Publishers, Authors, NYC Area Schools Unite for Seventh Annual "AAP Adopt-a-School" Initiative Encouraging Literacy
Authors to Visit Students in Staten Island, Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn
The program, which runs for two months, is aimed at improving literacy and encouraging reading through students’ interaction with authors. The popular annual event is a collaboration between AAP, the leading trade association of the US book publishing industry; the New York City Department of Education; the Children’s Book Council; and the schools’ librarians. A cross-section of elementary, middle and high schools throughout the five boroughs are participating this year. They will welcome top-selling authors of books well-known by students, who will do readings, answer questions and lead discussions in classroom, library and auditorium settings.
“So many US book publishers call New York home and this program is one of our industry’s favorite annual events,” said Tina Jordan, Vice President, AAP. “We are particularly pleased to launch this year’s campaign with all our partners in light of the challenges we all faced by Sandy and, especially, to be bringing Adopt-a-School to several communities badly affected by the storm.”
The participating publishers are: Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Knopf Books for Young Readers and Random House Children’s Books, all imprints of Random House; Bloomsbury Publishing; Capstone Publishing; HarperCollins Children’s Books; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Kar-Ben Publishing; Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; Penguin Group USA; Scholastic; Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing; Soho Press; Sourcebooks Fire; Tor Teen/Starscape; and Workman Publishing.
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