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.

The 2023 Pennsylvania One Book title will be announced soon!

The PA One Book selection for 2022 was Saturday. Written and illustrated by Oge Mora, the book was published in 2019 by Little Brown & Company Books for Young Readers.


In this heartfelt and universal story, a mother and daughter look forward to their special Saturday routine together every single week. But this Saturday, one thing after another goes wrong–ruining storytime, salon time, picnic time, and the puppet show they’d been looking forward to going to all week. Mom is nearing a meltdown…until her loving daughter reminds her that being together is the most important thing of all.

PA One Book Activities for Saturday by Oge Mora

Evaluation Summary for the 2022 PA One Book Program [PDF]

Full Evaluation Report for the 2022 PA One Book Program [PDF]