Young Readers Week 2020
During the week of November 9th, the Global Center for the Development of the Whole Child (GC-DWC) celebrates National Young Readers Week. The week is a yearly event that was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. One of the goals of the GC-DWC is to support young learners and parents with reading programs for holistic childhood development. For example, in Haiti, the GC-DWC supports national efforts to increase literacy through a radio-based learning program and the Strong Beginnings initiative. Reading and writing is so important, especially in these unprecedented times surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Literacy allows young readers and caregivers to investigate current events, effectively communicate, and understand many of the issues facing our world.
To celebrate National Young Readers Week, we asked our team members to share their favorite children’s or young adult book and what they love about it.