You Are What You Read
To celebrate the importance of books and reading, Scholastic launched You Are What You Read, a social networking site for readers around the world. Users log on to www.youarewhatyouread.com, list the five books that had the biggest impact on their lives, and connect with readers all over the world through these shared “Bookprints.” The site also contains the Bookprints of more than 130 “Names You Know” – notable people from entertainment, academia, business, media, publishing, and more – including Scarlett Johansson, Al Roker, Sir James Dyson, Venus Williams, Jodi Picoult, Malcolm Gladwell, Judy Blume, President William Jefferson Clinton, and President George H.W. Bush.
What is You Are What You Read?
Books play an important role in shaping who we are and who we will become. You Are What You Read is a place for readers all over the world to connect with each other through their shared “Bookprints,” as we celebrate the books that make us who we are today.
Once you sign up, you’ll be able to input your Bookprint – the five books that were the most special to you. You’ll then be able to connect with other kids who share the same books you like and discover new books to enjoy.
What is a Bookprint?
A Bookprint is the list of five books that are most important to you; your all-time faves!
What is Pass It On?
Pass It On is a part of You Are What You Read that allows you to share your favorite books with family members and friends – or someone in need! On the Pass It On page, you’ll be able to select a book, print out a bookplate for your book, and pass it on!
The Books Around the World Map shows where users who have added a book to their Bookprint, “Liked” a book and Passed On or received a book are located.