The 2018 Mystery Reader was Arie Kouandjio!

2018 selection, The Lemonade War author, Jacqueline Davies

Students Across Virginia
will read Cleo Edison Oliver: Playground Millionaire

Virginia Reads One Book kicks off March 1, 2019.


3 Great Reasons to Participate in Virginia Reads One Book

1. Virginia Reads One Book is a great community read.

2. Virginia Reads One Book will help communities Tackle Reading.

3. Cleo Edison Oliver is the perfect book to teach Family Financial Literacy.

Virginia Reads One Book is a Great Community Read

Virginia Reads One Book is brought to you by Read to Them, a Richmond based non-profit whose mission is to create a culture of literacy in every home. Read to Them provides resources that explain the value of reading aloud and a host of materials so that schools use can use classic children’s books to explore and celebrate literature together. Through programs like Virginia Reads One Book, Read to Them helps schools teach families how to make reading together a habit and create lifelong readers.

Virginia Reads One Book kicks off with a live video-cast by a Mystery Reader on March 1. Students and families at participating schools and districts will all read Cleo Edison Oliver: Playground Millionaire, by Sundee T. Frazier, over the month of March. Virginia Reads One Book 2019 will culminate with countless local celebrations and the chance for groups of students across the state to visit Redskins Park on Kathryn Starke’s Tackle Reading Day.

Cleo edison oliver is the perfect book to teach Family Financial Literacy.

With the support of the Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation and the Virginia Council on Economic Education schools will use Cleo Edison Oliver – a story about a young entrepreneur – to learn basic family economics and finance. Students and families will explore activities and projects that promote financial literacy.


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You can get involved or find out more by…

Asking any questions via e-mail here: Cathy Plageman

Or calling Virginia Reads One Book Coordinator Cathy Plageman here: 804.334.5872

"As the students were arriving at school this morning, many were holding and reading their book. Everyone was talking about it. My heart is full to see everyone so excited about reading together as a school."

Martha Lewis

Librarian, County Line Elementary, Texas