SAG-AFTRA launches star-studded National Book Month promotion

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To celebrate October, National Book Month, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has released a new promotional video for its Storyline Online reading initiative featuring actors and child literacy advocates Nancy Cartwright, Terry Crews , Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Garner, Joel McHale and Seth Meyers.

Endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers, the reading initiative also offers free educational activity guides aligned with the Common Core Standards. The guides provide additional learning resources and support for teachers in the classroom, in addition to parents with school-aged children at home.

“All kids need to know is that even though you have best friends in the real world, here at Storyline Online, you have bookish friends,” Garner says in the video.

Garner, in addition to the rest of the video’s cast, has read for Storyline Online for the past two years. All of the talent involved have donated their time to the initiative to help raise awareness and support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s free children’s literacy program, which has received over 900 million views worldwide since 2001.

“We are so grateful to those who have shared their gifts and talents to truly take this program to heights we could never have imagined,” said Courtney B. Vance, President of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. “Storyline Online proved to be an essential resource for hundreds of millions of families around the world during the height of COVID as school was conducted from home, and we continue to see its educational impact as students reacclimate to in-person classrooms.”

In addition to the featured actors, the initiative has a cast of readers that includes Angela Bassett, Kristen Bell, Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Allison Janney, John Lithgow, Rami Malek, Chris Pine, Justin Theroux, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Yeoh and more. others. others.

Check out the promotional video below.

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