Scholastic's Named a 2011 "Best Website for Teaching and Learning"

The American Association of School Librarians honors Scholastic’s free online book community

New York, NY — June 27, 2011 — Scholastic Inc.'s free, online book community,, was recognized as one of the “Best Websites for Teaching and Learning” by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). In its third year, the "Best Website for Teaching and Learning" honors the top 25 websites that bring exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, created as part of its global literacy campaignRead Every Day. Lead a Better Life200 Names You Know such as Bill Gates, Daniel Radcliffe, Malcolm Gladwell, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Suzanne Collins, Tom Hanks, Tony Hawk, President William Jefferson Clinton, and President George H.W. Bush, have joined to share the five most influential books of their lives. In addition, the site features a separate community for young readers (under age 13) that provides students with age-appropriate book selections and other book themed activities. Scholastic has also created participation guides for teachers to use in their classroom with older and younger students.

"It's an honor to have You Are What You Read awarded as one of the 'Best Websites for Teaching and Learning'," said Maggie McGuire, Vice President, eScholastic, Kids and Parents Channels. "For 90 years, Scholastic has been committed to supporting literacy for young people by reaching kids where they are, and preparing kids to succeed in the 21st century. You Are What You Read engages kids online in a new and inspiring way, showing the excitement, relevance and power books have in our lives. We’re delighted to receive such distinguished recognition and support for this project from the AASL."

With dynamic features, including Book Links and Books Around the World Maps, helps guide readers in discovering new books and uncovering old favorites. Users can sign in via a social network or account and connect with book lovers all over the world through shared Bookprints.

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The site is part of Scholastic's Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. global literacy campaign. For more information on the Read Every Day campaign, please visit

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