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41 Gubernatorial Spouses and 4 Governors promote the importance of summer reading by hosting reading events in their states; Scholastic donates 500 books per state on their behalf
NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Governors and Governors' Spouses have pledged to help spread the important message about children reading over the summer by signing on as Reading Ambassadors for the 2014 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free, global reading program that motivates children to read throughout the out-of-school summer months in order to prevent the effects of the "summer slide" – the learning losses which can occur when school is not in session. Forty-one Governors' Spouses, plus the Governors of Arizona, Colorado, Illinois and Vermont, will host reading events and/or provide book donations to schools in their respective states. In honor of each Reading Ambassador, Scholastic will donate 500 books to the school of his or her choice.
Teachers, schools and families can register their children in grades K-8 and access free summer reading tools at scholastic.com/summer.
The following Governors and Governors' Spouses are serving as Reading Ambassadors for the 2014 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge:
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge highlights:
Summer reading statistics:
For more information about Scholastic and the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, please visit the Scholastic media room at mediaroom.scholastic.com.
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