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AT–A–GLANCE
What is it?

You Are What You Read is an interactive site that allows kids and adults to share their Bookprint, the five books that most influenced their lives, with a global community of fellow book lovers.

Who's it for?

Book lovers and readers of all ages. You Are What You Read is part of Scholastic's Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. global literacy campaign.

What's One Million Bookprints for One Million Books?

For every person who creates a Bookprint, a new children's book will be donated to Reach Out and Read.

Web Site Address

www.youarewhatyouread.com

More Information

Nadia Almahdi
212-343-6635
nalmahdi@scholastic.com

Ivy Li
212-343-6402
ili@scholastic.com


"...everyone can help donate a book to a child in need by creating a Bookprint of five books that impacted your life by logging on to YouAreWhatYouRead.com."

-- Whoopi Goldberg, The View


THE BUZZ

One Million Bookprints for One Million Books, a new campaign launched on The View by Whoopi Goldberg, invites readers of all ages to create a “Bookprint” on YouAreWhatYouRead.com and in turn Scholastic Book Clubs will donate up to one million new books to children in need through the national school readiness initiative Reach Out and Read. – The View (22:00) -- Watch the episode >

Named one of the 2011 Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians. - American Association of School Librarians

"The Social network you'll want your kids to join, and you're going to want to log on too." - Robin Roberts, Good Morning America

"It's a fun site. Who knew, for instance, that political commentator George Stephanopoulos flips for Flaubert or that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton digs Dostoevsky?"- The New York Times

"For curious students eager to know what their favorite author reads when not inventing storylines, You Are What You Read delivers." - School Library Journal
 


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Highlights

You Are What You Read welcomes readers from around the world to explore connections with each other, including more than 210 famous "Names You Know," discover new books, and talk about the great reads of their lives. After logging into You Are What You Read via a Scholastic.com account or social network account, users can:

  • Create a Bookprint - the five books that helped shape their life
  • Discover new books through an interactive web that shows how users' Bookprints are connected
  • Find and connect with users from more than 145 countries and of all ages to see the books in their Bookprints
  • Compare their Bookprints to those of the participating "Names You Know," and find out if they share a book with famous athletes, award-winning entertainers, world-renowned scientists, or iconic business leaders
  • "Favorite" other books they like and check out what similar users enjoy reading
  • Share a book in the real word through Pass It On, which encourages users to give a favorite book to a family member, a friend, or leave it on a park bench for someone else to enjoy
  • Join on-going conversations about books and Bookprints via Blurbs and a live feed of comments
  • Access a quick guide for educators to use the site with their students
  • Find a book at a local library
  • COMING SOON! Educators will be able to register multiple students in just a few easy steps and track their students' Bookprint
  • COMING SOON! Show the world what book they are currently reading and view the most popular books users are reading

You Are What You Read also features a separate community for young readers that provides kid friendly information about books and other activities here.


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Whoopi Goldberg reads to young patients at New York's Bellevue Hospital Pediatric Clinic to help launch Scholastic's 'One Million Bookprints for One Million Books' campaign to donate new books to children in need through 'Reach Out and Read', Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. (Scholastic)

 

 

Whoopi Goldberg reads to young patients at New York's Bellevue Hospital Pediatric Clinic to help launch Scholastic's 'One Million Bookprints for One Million Books' campaign to donate new books to children in need through 'Reach Out and Read', Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. (Scholastic)

 


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Whoopi Goldberg reads, and hands out books to young patients at New York's Bellevue Hospital Pediatric Clinic to help launch Scholastic's 'One Million Bookprints for One Million Books,' a campaign to help donate new books to children in need through 'Reach Out and Read'. During her visit, Whoopi sat in on a patient check-up with Dr. Perri Klass, the National Medical Director of Reach Out and Read, to see how literacy is integrated into a visit to the doctor. Readers can help donate a free book to Reach Out and Read by visiting www.youarewhatyouread.com and creating a Bookprint, the five books that have most impacted your life. For every Bookprint, Scholastic Book Clubs will donate a book, up to one million, to Reach Out and Read.

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