Amplify Reading Rock Stars, March 20-21!
Thank you for helping us raise more than $23,000 for our Reading Rock Stars literacy program! Through this dynamic program, students in economically-disadvantaged public schools interact with beloved children’s authors from across the country.
The Texas Book Festival ran Reading Rock Stars in six schools and impacted the lives of thousands of students in the Rio Grande Valley on the same days as Amplify Austin. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect to amplify the love for Reading Rock Stars March 20 – 21!
Newberry Award-winning author Katherine Applegate calls the Reading Rock Stars program a life-changer.
“…the children gasped in disbelief and delight when they realized they would each be heading home with a book of their own,” she says of the reaction to her two Reading Rock Stars visits. “We’re not just talking about kids who’ve never met a real, live author or illustrator before. We’re talking about kids who’ve never owned a book before.”