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Our Progress for the youth of South Dakota

Young Readers is just one of our programs

We inspire the youth of South Dakota through book ownership and face-to-face visits with authors and artists to create the lifelong excitement of reading and writing.

Each year, SDHC selects a book for the Young Readers One Book program to share with children across the state. Thanks to supporters like you, 2023 was a remarkable milestone for where we delivered over 14,000 books to 381 schools!

The 2023 Young Readers One Book selection is The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering. The hero of this Newbery Medal-winning book is Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, a serving girl named Miggery Sow, and the adventures that bring them together.

View the impact of your generosity by watching this year’s Young Readers author video on our website by clicking this link and by watching 2023’s Festival of Books videos on SDHC’s Facebook page.

We wouldn’t be the humanities without you! THANK YOU!

We hope you share what you’re a part of with your friends, family, and colleagues. Let them know about and that every dollar counts to bring us closer to our goal!