Pennsylvania One Book Early Literacy Program

The Pennsylvania One Book initiative is a valuable program that highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers and the significance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other activities around books. The program has remained successful in part due to the partnership of collaborating agencies that all support early childhood literacy efforts. Each year, a different children’s picture book, is chosen by the committee to be highlighted.

The 2024 Pennsylvania One Book title is Slug in Love by Rachel Bright.

The PA One Book Committee has chosen Slug in Love, written by Rachel Bright and illustrated by Nadia Shireen as the 2024 PA One Book Early Literacy selection. The Pennsylvania One Book program is entering its eighteenth year promoting the value and benefits of reading early and often to preschoolers.

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PA Department of Education Press Release for Slug in Love