What is the United States of Readers?
The United States of Readers is a version of Scholastic Book Clubs that is administered by teachers and, for the 2022–2023 school year, is being entirely funded through our partnership with James Patterson.
The program empowers every student in participating Title 1 schools to choose and own books from book flyers curated by Scholastic Book Clubs. Flyers are distributed five times a year; each student selects two books, totaling ten books of their choice by the end of the school year.
Teachers also receive new books for their classroom libraries, along with resources throughout the school year to share with their students and families to encourage reading in the classroom, home, and community.
Can you tell me how the books were selected?
Every effort was made by editors at Scholastic Book Clubs to create flyers that get kids excited about reading. Books are age-appropriate, inclusive, and representative of the classrooms we reach. Additionally, every flyer includes at least one bilingual title.
I am a United States of Readers teacher. What can I tell my students’ caregivers about the program?
Thank you for helping to bridge the school-home connection with students’ book choices! You can share the following letters with them:
1. About the United States of Readers (from teacher)
2. About the United States of Readers (from principal)
How can my school join the United States of Readers?
If you’re interested in joining the United States of Readers program for the 2023–2024 school year, please fill out this application.
I submitted my application for the 2023–2024 year. What are my next steps?
Great! Please be on the lookout for an email; contact UnitedStatesOfReaders@scholastic.com if you have any additional questions. We will begin reviewing applications in August 2022.