A Scholastic 90th Anniversary Literacy Event | READ NOW! with TAYLOR SWIFT - HOSTED BY NICK CANNON
A LIVE Classroom Event About the Power of Books & Reading

READ NOW! with Taylor Swift, a Scholastic 90th Anniversary Literacy Event was originally webcast live on Wednesday, October 27th.

In this 30-minute literacy event, Taylor Swift participated in a live interview with actor, musician and host of "America's Got Talent", Nick Cannon, about the importance of reading and answered questions from students in the audience and online. The event ended with a live performance. We're sorry but the replay was available for viewing by teachers and classrooms only until January 28th, 2011.

Born and raised in Wyomissing, PA, Taylor Swift began writing and performing songs at the age of 10. Her self-titled, multi-platinum debut album in 2006 established her as one of the Recording Industry Association of America's biggest new sensations. She was nominated for the Best New Artist award at 50th Grammy Awards. In November 2008, Swift released her second album, Fearless, which earned Taylor four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. In 2008, her two albums sold a combined four million copies, making her the best-selling musician of the year in the United States. Additionally, Fearless, was the #1 CD of 2009, selling over 3.2 million copies. Fearless also spent more time at No. 1 than any album since 2000. Swift was named Artist of the Year by Billboard Magazine in 2009. She has also been honored with awards from the Academy of Country Music, American Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Awards, People's Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards, just to name a few. Her CDs have sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

A San Diego native, Nick Cannon began performing at the age of eight after his grandfather left him several instruments as a gift. Through what Cannon recalls as "a lot of trial and failure" he recorded his first song at home on his boom box. Shortly after, Cannon took the stage to perform his music along with stand up comedy. He has enjoyed tremendous success on Nickelodeon with hit shows like "The Nick Cannon Show" which he starred, directed and executive produced, earning him his first Kids Choice Award. In 2002, he appeared alongside Will Smith in the film, "Men in Black II" before landing a leading role in "Drumline." That same year he released his own self-titled debut album, and has collaborated with a host of other musicians, such as Kanye West, The Neptunes, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Will Smith, R. Kelly and E-40 on soundtracks and other projects. In the fall of 2006, Cannon was featured in the Emilio Estevez written and directed film "Bobby". His performance earned him a 2007 SAG nomination for "Outstanding Performance" in addition to becoming the first African American Actor in history to be honored at the world renowned Cannes Film Festival with the "Breakthrough Actor of the Year" award. Nick is currently the host of NBC's hit show, "America’s Got Talent".