Lin-Manuel Miranda reads El Gallo que no se Callaba! (The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!) by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

Lin-Manuel Miranda reads El Gallo que no se Callaba! (The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!) by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin.

True to its mission of promoting children’s authors, as well as literature and literacy, the Kerlan Children’s Literature Research Collections, which is housed in a library on the University of Minnesota’s main campus in Minneapolis, has launched #OperationReadAloud. The project consists of videos, primarily of authors and illustrators reading from their own work, but also celebrities reading from their favorite children’s books, and posted in one place on social media, thus allowing easy access. Launched on March 17, the Facebook page currently has more than 1,000 followers, and there are more than 100 videos posted, as well as links to virtual author festivals and other events that are appropriate for children.

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