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Free copies of “The Little Red Fort” available for all preschoolers in Colorado

Free copies of “The Little Red Fort” available for all preschoolers in Colorado

The winning 2020 One Book Colorado selection has been announced. "The Little Red Fort", written by Brenda Maier and illustrated by Sonia Sanchez, will be available in English and Spanish through Sunday, Oct. 25, for every 4 year old in the state as part of the One Book Colorado program. Books are available through all public and military libraries in the state, as well as in every Denver Preschool Program classroom.

The program stems from the idea that providing young children with access to books promotes early literacy skills and helps parents and families serve as their children’s first and most important teachers. Research has shown that children are more likely to show up to their kindergarten classroom ready to read if they have had regular access to books and adults who read with them regularly. Visit the state’s new website, ReadWithMe.Today, to find tips and resources that can help parents make reading a part of their child’s daily routine.

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News Release: Free copies of "The Little Red Fort" available for every four-year-old child in Colorado

 
Oct. 13, 2020
For more information, contact:
CDE Communications Division, 720-668-6434
  Office of the Lt. Governor, Serve Colorado, 202-270-9272

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Free copies of "The Little Red Fort" available for every four-year-old child in Colorado

One Book Colorado's book of the year will be available through Oct. 25

DENVER – A total of 75,000 free copies of the children’s book “The Little Red Fort,” written by Brenda Maier and illustrated by Sonia Sanchez, will be available in English and Spanish through Oct. 25 for every four year old in the state as part of the One Book Colorado program. A copy of “The Little Red Fort” is available for any child who is, or has been, four years old in 2020. 

One Book Colorado, now in its ninth year, is a privately funded collaboration among Serve Colorado, the Colorado State Library, the Denver Preschool Program, Denver7, Mile High United Way, and public and military libraries across the state. Additionally, Denver Public Libraries has joined as the program’s virtual event partner for 2020.



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