Are you what you read?

17 Nov

What classic children’s story shaped the lives of an NFL star, a skateboarding legend, a world-renowned artist, a popular TV weatherman, and an Emmy-winning actor?

 Well…did you guess correctly?

I sure didn’t. GREEN EGGS AND HAM?!  A total classic, definitely, but it took me by surprise that these really cool people  love this title.

What classic children’s story has shaped YOUR life, the lives of your children and/or students, or a colleague of yours? There’s only one way to find out if you all have any common *bookprints*—sign up for You Are What You Read today!

We all have our favorite books—books that influenced who we are and how we interact with the world around us. You Are What You Read is a Scholastic social networking site that allows us all to connect around the Top 5 Books that have shaped our lives. These five books are your “bookprint.” It’s so amazing to see how we have some likely and unlikely threads that bind us together.

Also, as an added feature, You Are What You Read features a separate community for students and kids so that they can receive kid-friendly information about books and reading.

Want to find out which books shaped the lives of Suzanne Collins, Rick Riordan, Tony Hawk, Hilary Swank and so many others? Think your kids/students would be interested? Well, our lips are sealed…so check out the site today!  

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