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Help get your kids on the book reading bandwagon

Posted at 12:53 PM, Mar 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-23 12:53:39-04

RICHMOND, Va - 2015 Newbery Medal Winning Author Kwame Alexander encourages families to celebrate National Reading Month by helping young children engage in reading. The PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle, is a national program aimed at engaging the entire family in improving reading skills or students between kindergarten and fifth grade through fun, school-based literacy events. Kwame’s latest novel, ‘The Crossover’ was recognized as this year’s most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. Accessibility to books is so important to building a child’s interest in reading, and e-readers such as Amazon’s Kindle is an excellent tool to allow children to discover new books. For more information you can visit www.pta.org/familyreading, www.amazon.com/KindleforKids, and www.kwamealexander.com.