ALA Releases Celebrity “READ” Poster Featuring Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is seen holding a copy of the award winning The Giver by Lois Lowry. She will star in a film version of the novel schedule to debut in August.
Before getting to the formal announcement of the latest READ poster, this two-page PDF (free) from the ALA Store might be a reference tool that will be of interest/use to some of you. It lists basic info about every celebrity READ poster back to the first one featuring Bill Cosby in 1985.
From the American Library Association:
Joining the nearly 200 actors, musicians, and cultural icons who have participated in the ALA Celebrity READ poster campaign since 1985, seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift appears on a new READ poster.
A passionate supporter of literacy and libraries, she has partnered with Scholastic Books to make generous book donations to the public library in her home town of Reading, Penn., as well as in Nashville, Tenn. where she currently resides. Besides being named Billboard’s reigning “Artist of the Year,” she’s also accomplished in film and TV, having voiced the character of Audrey in “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” contributed two songs to the soundtrack of “The Hunger Games,” guest-starred on “CSI,” and hosted “Saturday Night Live.”
Her next role is starring as Rosemary in “The Giver” opposite Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, and Cameron Monaghan. Based on Lois Lowry’s 1994 Newbery Medal-winning YA novel, and presented by Walden Media/The Weinstein Company, “The Giver” hits theaters on August 15. Lowry and Bridges will be present at Barbara Stripling’s ALA President’s Program & Awards Presentation on Sunday, June 29 at the American Library Association Annual Conference.
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