The Illinois Reading Council has chosen Edward Kelsey Moore's debut novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, for their annual ILLINOIS READS program, created to promote literacy across the state of Illinois. Books for ILLINOIS READS are selected in age-specific categories from infant (read-to books) through adult. The Supremes at Earl's is one of only six books chosen to be included this year for adult readers! The ILLINOIS READS selections will be introduced into classrooms, public health facilities, public and school libraries, and bookstores. ILLINOIS READS will use posters, public service announcements, television interviews, and more to publicize the program. For more info on ILLINOIS READS -- click here! Having his novel chosen to help increase literacy is a great honor for Edward Kelsey Moore!
The Illinois Reading Council (IRC) is a non-profit professional organization chartered in May 1969 whose members promote reading and literacy for people of all ages. It has 27 local councils in communities large and small, and 5 special-interest statewide councils. There are over 6,000 members in Illinois working to further literacy goals. The Illinois Reading Council is the state affiliate of the International Reading Association (IRA) which has more than 70,000 members worldwide. For more information on the Illinois Reading Council -- click here!