#ProjectReadathon Million Minutes Campaign
Published on April 18th, 2017 | Updated on April 18th, 2017 | By FanFest
Calling all book lovers!
Penguin Random House is hosting a #ProjectReadathon Million Minutes campaign to promote literacy in schools.
The event takes place April 17- 23, leading up to UNESCO”S World Book Day, World Book Night in the UK and St. Jordi Day in Spain. You can help young readers in America simply by reading. You can browse and read free, timed excerpts from all kinds of authors and genres – from Biography and Memoir, to Health and Wellness, and from Sci-fi & Fantasy, to Young Adult and the Classics. Each excerpt has a time at the top to tell you how many minutes you are contributing and how many books will be donated.
Penguin Random House is planning to donate up to 300,000 books to Save the Children. But they need your help!
Only about one third of American fourth-graders are proficient in reading and if children can’t read at grade level by grade 4, they are unlikely to ever catch up.That is a terrifying statistic! Save the Children is an organization that tears down barriers to reading and learning, and helps transition young readers from learning to read to reading to learn.
Charity Miles and Tab for a Cause are also joining in the campaign. Simply download the apps and go about your daily life.
There are also ways you can double your impact- follow @PenguinRH_News and @SavetheChildren on Twitter or register your email with the event page. They’ll give you updates on when you can double your impact and get even more books in the hands of young readers.
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When Beth “grows up” she wants to see her creations appear on the screen and stage. In her free time, Beth blogs about her love of craft beer and writes screenplays. She received her bachelors in journalism from Youngstown State and received her masters in communication from The University of Akron. She is honored to be a part of the FanFest family.