By Danielle Burns, Digital Project Associate – BOOK IT!
Starting October 1, 2021, BOOK IT! will launch in more than 70,000 classrooms and 50,000 homeschools, allowing students to work toward meeting monthly reading goals in order to earn a Reading Award Certificate, which is good for one free Personal Pan Pizza® at participating Pizza Hut locations1.
For the past 36 years, the formula has been simple: Kids participating in Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program get a free Personal Pan Pizza for meeting a monthly reading goal. The irresistible opportunity for a delicious, hot pizza has motivated millions of students to read, with one in five Americans touched by BOOK IT! since it launched in 1984.
BOOK IT! Program calling on alums to read 20 minutes to kids during National Reading Month; Company Still Accepting Entries for $30K College Plan for Students Currently Enrolled in BOOK IT!
PLANO, Texas, March 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In recognition of National Reading Month, Pizza Hut is encouraging BOOK IT! alums to spread their love of reading to children in their lives, and show it on social media by posting photos with the hashtag #BOOKITkid by March 6 for the chance to win a free Personal Pan Pizza and a retro BOOKIT! t-shirt.
BOOK IT!, the longest-running children's literacy program in the U.S., is celebrating three decades of inspiring a love of reading among young people. The program turned 30 on October 1, which is also National BOOK IT! Day in the U.S.
Since Pizza Hut partnered with educators to create the program in 1984, more than 60 million students have participated. This school year alone, BOOK IT! will foster a love of reading in 630,000 classrooms and reach 14 million children in all 50 states and thousands of communities.