September is Tennessee Literacy Month

The Tennessee Department of Education announced the state is celebrating Tennessee Literacy Month throughout the month of September, highlighting the state’s focus on early literacy through strategic investments and optional, free resources to help students boost literacy rates and help teachers improve reading comprehension for early learners.

Governor Bill Lee proclaimed September as Tennessee Literacy Month, and throughout the month, the department is highlighting how reading is for all students.

The department is introducing Riley the Reading Raccoon, a cartoon mascot for reading to help emphasize the importance of early literacy for our youngest students. Using the hashtag #TNReadingForALL, Tennessee families can follow Riley on social media throughout the month to learn Riley’s favorite book and favorite place to read, and why Riley loves reading.