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Weekly Update – November 26, 2018

Are books on your Christmas list?

(if you need a good list, we’ve searched the internet and brought you several great lists of books for the holidays)

Strong literacy skills are one of the best gifts we can give our students. When our kids are strong readers, they are strong learners and strong contenders for academic and economic success. Kids who read today become learners for life.

That’s one of the reasons we launched Tristar Reads three years ago. As we move into the Holiday season, we’ll be traveling the state to award $1,000 college scholarships to this year’s three Tristar Reads winners. Be on the lookout for announcements regarding our last two winners.

We recently visited with Rowen Wilkinson and were thrilled to celebrate his success in reading this summer – and look forward to continuing to celebrate his success in life. Take a look at this Tennessean story highlighting Rowen’s outstanding dedication to literacy and help us celebrate the gifts reading brings.

Tristar Reads

Did you miss it?

Our summer reading program is in full swing and we’re excited to share it with you. In its third year, Tristar Reads encourages every K-12 grader in Tennessee to find their adventure in a book this summer. It’s easy and free to sign up at

Here are the details:
-Sign up at and your K-12 reader will be good to go.
-Any minutes/hours/days they’ve read from May 1st – September 7th can be logged on the Tristar Reads website.
-Your reader can log their reading time once this summer, once a week, once a day.
-At the end of the summer, we’ll award three $1,000 college scholarships to each of the top readers in K-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade.

Please share with your Sunday school class, baseball team, reading time at your library, or neighborhood cookout. We know we can help the dreaded summer literacy slide by encouraging students to read at least 20 minutes a day this summer. Keeping students’ reading skills sharp and finding their adventure in a book is a perfect combination this summer.

Thanks for joining us and sharing Tristar Reads with all the K-12 readers in your world!