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Get Caught Reading is a nationwide year-round campaign to promote the fun of reading books for all ages. Launched in 1999 by the AAP and now managed by Every Child a Reader, Get Caught Reading provides teachers, librarians, and booksellers with bulletin board-sized posters of authors, athletes, actors, artists, and other great role models "caught reading" a favorite book.


3 New Posters Featuring Community Leaders

Rina MadhaniRina Madhani
Executive Director and Co-Founder of Start Lighthouse, a family-centric literacy
non-profit in the Bronx
Roderick JonesRoderick Jones
Executive Director of Goddard Riverside, a services organization serving 20,000 New Yorkers of all ages
Raymond CodringtonDr. Raymond Codrington
CEO of the Weeksville Heritage Center, a historic site in Brooklyn that was once one of the largest free-African American pre-Civil War communities in the U.S.

9 New Posters Featuring the Contributing Authors of The Brown Bookshelf!

Crystal Allen
Don Tate
Gwendolyn Hooks
Kelly Sterling
Olugbemisola Rhuday Perkovich
Paula Chase
Tameka Fryer Brown
Tracey Baptiste
Varian Johnson

Caught reading are Crystal Allen, Don Tate, Gwendolyn Hooks, Kelly Starling Lyons, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Paula Chase, Tameka Fryer Brown, Tracey Baptiste, and Varian Johnson!

The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers. A leader in the children’s book diversity movement, they were winners of the CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019, and the Children’s Book Council partners with The Brown Bookshelf on book lists, program sponsorships, and now, 9 wonderful new “Get Caught Reading” posters!

You can read more about the members of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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New in April 2021

Charlie Jane AndersCharlie Jane Anders
Shani Mahiri KingShani Mahiri King
Story Monster InkStory Monster

Charlie Jane Anders, the author of Victories Greater Than Death (Tor Teen), the first book in the young-adult Unstoppable trilogy, to be published April 13, 2021. Her other books include Even Greater Mistakes, Never Say You Can't Survive, The City in the Middle of the Night and All the Birds in the Sky. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, Tin House, Conjunctions, Wired Magazine, and elsewhere. Her TED Talk, "Go Ahead, Dream About the Future" got 700,000 views in its first week. With Annalee Newitz, she co-hosts the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct. Charlie is ‘caught reading’ Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland.

Shani Mahiri King, the author of Have You Told You Black Lives Matter (Tilbury House Publishers, Jan. 2021; illustrated by Bobby C. Martin Jr.). He is a law professor at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where he is director of the Center on Children and Families and an Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations. King received a B.A. from Brown University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Mst. in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, and he is an active writer and scholar in the area of children’s rights and family law. Shani is ‘caught reading’ H.O.R.S.E: A Game of Basketball and Imagination by Christopher Meyers.

The Story Monster in a special coloring page issued to celebrate National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021) and the “Welcome to Your Library” theme. Thank you to Story Monsters Ink for this illustration. This is a free coloring page, available by PDF.

Please check out our full-color posters, free by filling out the order form. Thank you!


New in February 2021

Kacen CallenderKacen Callender
Kristi YamaguchiKristi Yamaguchi
LaylaLayla

Kacen Callender is a Saint Thomian author of children's fiction and fantasy, best known for their Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary Award-winning middle grade debut, Hurricane Child. Their fantasy novel, Queen of the Conquered, was the 2020 winner of the Word Fantasy Award, and King and the Dragonflies won the 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and received a Coretta Scott King Honor Book Award.

Kristi Yamaguchi is an Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time World Champion figure skater. In 1996, she founded the nonprofit organization, Always Dream, whose mission is to ensure children from low-income families have access to high-quality books in the home environment and extensive family engagement support. Kristi is also the New York Times Best-Selling author of three children’s picture books: Dream Big, Little Pig!, It’s A Big World, Little Pig! and Cara’s Kindness.

Layla stars in Layla's Happiness, a picture book written by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin (Enchanted Lion Books).

You can order these posters and others using the online form.

Kate DiCamilloKate DiCamillo
Raakhee MirchandaniRaakhee Mirchandani
Raj HalderRaj Halder

3 New Posters from 3 Wonderful Children’s Book Authors!

Kate DiCamillo is one of America’s most beloved storytellers. She is a former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a two-time Newbery Medalist. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis. Kate is caught reading One Crazy Summer by Rita Garcia-Williams.

Raakhee Mirchandani is the award-winning writer of Super Satya Saves the Day and is also an editor with Dow Jones. Raakhee is caught reading The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani.

Better known by his stage name Lushlife, Raj Haldar is an American rapper, composer, and producer from Philadelphia, PA. He’s also the #1 New York Times bestselling author of P Is for Pterodactyl. Connect with him on Twitter @lushlifemedia. Ray is caught reading Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett.

You can order these posters and others using the online form.

Laurie Hernandez
Laurie Hernandez Gets Caught Reading
Thanks to sponsorships by the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation and by KPMG, whose citizenship mission is to encourage lifelong learning through literacy, we are proud to be able to offer a new Laurie Hernandez poster free to any teacher, librarian, bookseller, educator, or community group. You can order her poster using the online form. Laurie is caught reading Legend by Marie Lu.

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys Gets Caught Reading

Alicia Keys is the winner of 15 Grammy Awards, 17 NAACP Image Awards, and much more. She was named by Billboard the top R&B artist of the 2000s decade. Keys is also acclaimed for her humanitarian work, philanthropy and activism; she co-founded and serves as the Global Ambassador of the nonprofit HIV/AIDS-fighting organization Keep a Child Alive.

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Neil Gaiman Gets Caught Reading!

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman (www.neilgaiman.com) is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. The author of such works as Coraline, The Sandman series, Stardust, and The Graveyard Book, his work crosses genres and reaches audiences of every age, and he has been honored with awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, four hugos, two Nebulas, one World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, two British Science Fiction Awards, one British Fantasy Award, three Geffens, and many others. We are honored to have him join Get Caught Reading. Follow him on Twitter (@neilhimself) and stay tuned for his video interview on our What Are You Reading YouTube channel!

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Phoebe and Her UnicornNEW! Phoebe and Her Unicorn Get Caught Reading

9-year-old misfit Phoebe Howell is joined by her vainglorious unicorn BFF, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, for hilarious and heartwarming adventures. Together, they tackle any challenge, from school bullies to goblin queens, and everything in between. Phoebe and Her Unicorn is a middle-grade graphic novel series, written and drawn by Dana Simpson.

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Alex Morgan Gets Caught Reading!

Alex Morgan
Alex Morgan
, the Olympic Gold medalist soccer player who scored the winning goal in the semifinal match of the 2012 London Olympic Games, loves to read. Here she is, in a special GCR photo shoot on a recent visit to New York, reading The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konisburg (Simon & Schuster). For more information, visit her website (www.alexmorgansoccer.com).

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Keira Knightley Gets Caught Reading!
Keira KnightlyThanks to the support of Focus Features, we are thrilled to announce our latest Get Caught Reading supporter, Keira Knightley! An Academy Award nominated actress and model best known for her roles in such films as Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, and The Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Keira was caught here reading the book of her latest film adaptation, Anna Karenina. "I've always loved history — reading about it, playing it out on-screen — because I feel it takes me out of the present; I fall into a fantasy, which I love doing," she says. Anna Karenina is her third book-to-film collaboration with director Joe Wright, once again bringing to the screen a literary masterpiece from the past.

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