Pennsylvania’s One Book, Every Young Child 2018 selection is My Cousin Momo by Pennsylvania Author Zachariah OHora.
Now in its 13th year, One Book, Every Young Child 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. They worked together to develop this multifaceted program which is accessible to all areas and populations in the state.
Throughout the year, there will be local events including: author visits, library and museum programming for families, and activities for parents, early child care providers and educators. There will also be traveling trunks developed by early childhood educators to help expand upon the concepts in My Cousin Momo. Each trunk is filled with fun, book-related activities, games and manipulatives for young children that align with Pennsylvania’s Learning Standards for Early Childhood.
Locally, the Western Allegheny Community Library had a visit from the author on April 10th, and the traveling trunk will be widely used by libraries for programming this spring.