TN First Lady launches book club - Read20
Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam has launched the Read20 Family Book Club to promote early literacy and parental engagement in their children's academic lives.
To encourage families to read 20 minutes each day this summer, a book will be featured as the "Book of the Month" on the First Lady's Read20 Family Book Club website www.tn.gov/read20, where children and families of all ages can participate and acess fun, family engagement ideas, reading activities and tips.
"I am very excited to launch the Read20 Family Book Club," Haslam said. "Families reading together build a foundation for strong relationships and academic success for our Tennessee students."
Haslam selected Frindle by Andrew Clements as the featured June's "Book of the Month."
Frindle is a story about a boy named Nicholas who encounters all kinds of adventures after creating a new name for the pen: "Frindle."
"I think children and families will enjoy the imagination and creativity of the main character in Frindle," Haslam said.