Young Readers One Book

Host a Scholar to Discuss 2021 Young Readers One Book 'Imagine' 

The work of two acclaimed creative artists, translated into two languages, equals one extraordinary book for young readers in South Dakota.

The 2021 Young Readers One Book South Dakota is Imagine/Imagina. Written by Juan Felipe Herrera Herrera and illustrated by Lauren Castillo, the book is available as an SDHC special edition that includes both Spanish and English versions. It was distributed to more than 11,000 young readers in South Dakota. Herrera, the United States Poet Laureate from 2015-2017, is an eloquent writer whose collaboration with Caldecott Honoree Castillo on Imagine has been lauded by critics. 

Click the button below to host a Young Readers One Book South Dakota discussion featuring Imagine and a scholar to lead the discussion. More on the selection and author can be found by scrolling down the page.

2022 Young Readers One Book Scholars

Please click on the scholar photos for contact information and more about the speakers. Click the button below to apply now!

Kiera Ball

Kiera Ball
Aberdeen

Kate Meadows

Kate Meadows
Rapid City

Molly Barari
Rapid City

Sandra Kern Mollman

Sandra Kern Mollman
Vermillion

Lawrence Diggs

Lawrence Diggs
Roslyn

Jean Patrick

Jean Patrick
Mitchell

Anne Dilenschneider

Anne Dilenschneider
Sioux Falls

 
 
 
 

About the Young Readers Festival

An extension of our established and successful South Dakota Festival of Books and One Book South Dakota programs, SDHC launched the Young Readers Initiative and Young Readers Festival of Books in 2014 to excite children about books.

An extension of our established and successful South Dakota Festival of Books and One Book South Dakota programs, SDHC launched the Young Readers Initiative and Young Readers Festival of Books in 2014 to excite children about books. Read about our past selections here.

Combining book ownership with face-to-face visits with authors and artists creates the kind of lifelong excitement for reading and writing that we want to achieve.

The Young Readers program is made possible by generous donors, including National Endowment for the Humanities, First Bank and Trust, and Northern Hills Federal Credit Union, who help us provide books to students throughout South Dakota.

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