It’s International Literacy Day

Katie Heath is Northeast Regional Chapter Coordinator at Kappa Delta Pi.

The ability to read is something we often take for granted, but all of us rely on this very precious gift day-in and day-out. Reading impacts every aspect of our lives, including our careers, our families, and our pastimes.  Can you imagine how different your life would be without the incredible ability to read?

This year we decided to join in celebrating International Literacy Day here at KDP Headquarters by playing a fun little staff game. Last week staff members were asked to submit their favorite childhood book. Pictures of each were posted for staff members to try to match the favorite books to each of their colleagues. The staff member with the most correct guesses got a fun little surprise! Congrats Laura P.!

See if you can match a few…

Faye Snodgress

Faye Snodgress Executive Director

Thomas Ulmet

Thomas Ulmet Regional Chapter Coordinator, Midwest

Chris Beaman

Chris Beaman Assistant Director of Membership & Chapter Services

Laura Stelsel Director of Marketing & Communications

Laura Stelsel
Director of Marketing & Communications







Faye, Thom, Chris, and Laura S. each submitted one of the following books. Can you match each book to these staff members?

The Rainbow Fish

The Rainbow Fish

The Poky Little Puppy

The Poky Little Puppy

Ol’ Dan Tucker

Ol’ Dan Tucker

The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto

The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto







As teachers, I know you love grading! Scroll to the bottom for the correct answers.

Also, we have continued our partnership with Magazine Literacy and are still collecting, sorting, and redistributing magazines to those who are hungry to read! Click here to read our initial blog post about this gratifying staff service initiative. Fun note: Today is also Magazine Literacy’s 10th birthday! Coincidence? I think not…

The mission of Magazine Literacy is to put reading materials in the hands of those who need it. Literacy is key in eliminating poverty, and magazines are enormously powerful resources to do so. We strongly believe in the power of literacy, not only for the health of our society and each individual, but also for its ability to inspire, entertain, and educate. We are honored to be working with Magazine Literacy and hope that the 2,270 magazines the Headquarters staff has collected so far will touch the lives of many.

Lastly, we would like to celebrate International Literacy Day by having each of you share your favorite childhood book. Submit your favorite childhood book by the end of this week (9/12 midnight EST) to be entered in a drawing for a new children’s book! Use the hashtag #KDPLiteracyDay to post with Twitter or Instagram or email your favorite book to

 Answers to Staff’s Favorite Childhood Books:

Faye – The Poky Little Puppy
Thom – Ol’ Dan Tucker
Chris – The Rainbow Fish
Laura S. – The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto


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