Student Reader Day
We match students with authors for a day of reading.
Humanities TN matches authors with schools and provides free books to students to underscore the importance of literacy and literature in young people’s lives. This connection underscores the importance of literacy and literature in a young person’s life and encourages young people to read for pleasure and personal growth. For many student – from middle to high school – this is the first they’ve ever met an author.
Student Reader Day events in East and West TN occur in the spring semester. In Middle TN Student Reader Days are in October in conjunction with the Southern Festival of Books.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning how your students can participate in Student Reader Day events.
Authors who have participated in past Student Reader Day events include:
- Tom Angleberger (The Strange Case of Origami Yoda)
- Paolo Bacigalupi (Ship Breaker)
- Kelly Barnhill (The Mostly True Story of Jack)
- Tracy Barrett (Dark of the Moon)
- Gitty Daneshvari (School of Fear)
- Junot Díaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
- Karen Joy Fowler (We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves)
- Helen Hemphill (The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones)
- Silas House (Same Sun Here)
The Student Reader Day Program is generously supported by