KSRA 2016 Leadership Workshop

All you need to know about the 2016 KSRA Leadership Workshop. Click here for the workshop site.

2016 Conference Authors Request School Visits

2016ConferenceLogoThere are many award winning authors scheduled to present at the 2016 KSRA Conference this fall. If you are looking for a literacy speaker to come to your school, please consider one of the following.
Barb Davis (bookconnectionbarb@gmail.com) will coordinate a perfect school visit for you. The authors include:

Lindsay Barrett George
Brod Bagert
Peter Catalanotto
Sneed B. Collard III
Shelley Gill
Kelly Starling Lyons
David Biedrzycki

Contact Patti Sollenberger at Reading Matters (pattis@readingmatters.net) if you wish to schedule one of the following:
Frank Murphy
Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger
Lisa and Robert Papp
Lisa Schnell
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Lester Laminack

Elvira Woodruff and Jerry Pallotta also will be featured at the conference and they would appreciate school visits as well. If you or someone you know is interested, please visit their websites for their contact information.

2016 International Literacy Association’s Public Awareness Achievement Council Award

KSRA is pleased to announce that ILA has recognized KSRA with the 2016 ILA Public Awareness Achievement Council Award. The award recognizes KSRA for, “The outstanding work demonstrated by Keystone State Reading Association exemplifies your dedication to advocating for literacy professionals within your state.” Congratulations to all who have helped make KSRA a leading advocate for literacy issues in Pennsylvania.

Keystone to Reading Book Awards – Elementary Level

KSRA-B-Y-logo-onlyWe are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015-2016 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award:

Preschool:  Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli

PrimaryDozer’s Run:The True Story of a Dog and His Run by Debbie Levy with Rosana Panza

IntermediateRags: Hero dog of World War I: A True Story by Margot Theis Raven

Information on the 2016-2017 Book Awards can be found by clicking here.


KSRA-B-Y-logo-onlyKSRA is pleased to announce it has been honored by the International Literacy Association with two prestigious awards:

  • ILA Award of Excellence -Awarded to state and provincial associations that have distinguished themselves through organizing and implementing a wide range of programs and activities in their state or province that (a) serve and support councils and members, (b) contribute to education, and (c) coincide with and support the programs and goals of the Association.
  • Advocacy Award – Awarded to state and provincial councils that demonstrate how they are working to affect educational policy and legislation through effective advocacy at the local, state/provincial, and/or national levels.

These awards reflect the dedication of our volunteer leaders and the support of our membership. Thank you for helping to make KSRA an effective voice for literacy education in Pennsylvania and beyond!