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James Patterson Page Turner Award:
Press Release


New York, NY, May 12, 2008: James Patterson announced today that Floyd Stokes, National Educator in Harrisburg, PA is one of eleven individuals nationwide who received the 3rd annual James Patterson Page Turner Award. There were also 23 organizations recognized in the U. S. Winners will receive cash prizes totaling $250,000. Among them are libraries, schools, bookstores, and innovative individuals and organizations that go to extraordinary lengths to spread the FUN of books and reading across the country.


Floyd Stokes is the founder and Executive Director of the American Literacy Corporation (ALC), which is a non-profit organization that promotes the importance of reading to elementary-age students up to 5th grade. SuperReader is one of programs of the ALC. Since 2001, SuperReader has performed for over 70,000 children in Arkansas, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington, D. C. He has also performed several times at halftime at the Philadelphia 76ers game.


Mr. Stokes has received numerous awards for his service to the community to include his former high school, John F. Kennedy High School in Mound Bayou, MS renaming the library The Floyd “SuperReader” Stokes Library on September 2, 2007. “I am honored that James Patterson selected me for promoting literacy. I have been a fan of his for a long time. It was such a pleasant surprise,” says Stokes. “I am thankful to my family, board members, volunteers, sponsors, and the community for their support over the years but there is much work to be done. We must continue to work to prepare our children for the rough road ahead.” In 2007, Mr. Stokes released his first children’s book, “Teddy, The Hungry Little Bear”. To purchase a copy or for more information, please visit: www.superreaders.org .


With recent reports showing a decline in reading among adults and teens, and federal budget cuts reducing book distribution, the promotion of books and reading is more important than ever. James Patterson’s true passion has always been to get people of all ages excited about books and reading, and for years he has proudly supported people and organizations who dedicate themselves to keeping the fun and excitement of books and reading alive.


Patterson says: “This year’s winners are doing great work and at a time when getting people excited about reading and books is especially important. I’m thrilled to help them do what they do so well.” The winners truly embody the spirit and energy of the Page Turner Awards — to spread the excitement of books and reading as far and wide as is humanly possible. And for that, we salute them all!


For more information about the 2007 winners, please visit: www.pattersonpageturner.org
Or contact Michelle Aielli at 212-364-1223, michelle.aielli@hbgusa.com

Awards & Honors

2010

2010 Reily Award – YWCA Harrisburg, PA

Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

AKA Charting the Course Award.


2009

Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc. – Honorary Senior Salute Award

Central Penn College – Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

Harrisburg Public School Foundation – Volunteer Award


2008

Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs The Nguzo Saba Award

Omega Psi Phi Harrisburg Chapter – Citizen of the Year Award

Capital Area Association for the Education of Young Children (CAAEYC) Polished Apple Award (The first non-teacher to receive this award)

James Patterson Page Turner Award


2007

John F. Kennedy High School in Mound Bayou, MS renaming the library the Floyd “SuperReader” Stokes Library

Estamos Unidos/Dauphin County – Community Service Award

Pride of the Neighborhood – Certificate of Recognition

A. W. James – Community Service Award

Harrisburg Mayor Comission on Literacy -Champion of Literacy Award.

Global Outreach Ministry- Caught in the Act Award –


2003

Life Esteem – Harambee Award Kuumba (Creativity)

NAACP Carlisle Chapter -Those Who Make a Difference Award


2002

The Key to the City of Steelton


2000

House of Representatives Citation for the Carlisle Unity Celebration

The American Civil Liberties Union 2000 Civil Liberties Award


1999

CPARC Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer of the Month Proclamation from the Governor of Pennsylvania


1998

Wilson Middle School Volunteer of the Year

Independent Living Retreat Letter of Appreciation


1996-97

Leadership Carlisle Outstanding Alumni The Monty Shoemaker Award

Carlisle Businessman Finest

Teddy, The Hungry Little Bear

Get your hands on the best selling children’s book

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“Teddy, The Hungry Little Bear”

by Floyd Stokes and illustrated by Cheryl Kugler.

Features a bear named Teddy who wakes from a deep winter sleep. He is having a good time counting and eating delicious and colorful fruits. Pre-school readers will enjoy counting, looking at the brilliant colors and discovering the “special guest” on each page.


$9.95

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Say Ahh! The Teeth Book

Get your hands on the best selling children’s book

AVAILABLE NOW!

“Say Ahh! The Teeth Book”

by Floyd Stokes and illustrated by Mikal Worley.

This beautiful children’s book features a variety of animals giving tips to children on how to take care of their teeth. Animals such as a lion, bear, shark, Narwhal and beaver are showing off their teeth in a big way that’s sure to capture the children’s attention. Facts about each animal’s teeth are also shared.

Purchase a copy of “Say Ahh! The Teeth Book” and help support the efforts of the American Literacy Corporation, Floyd and Mikell.


$9.95





ALC Events

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2013

ALC Annual Dinner 2013

This is For The Birds Contest

Noon Years Eve Party

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2012

12th Annual Children’s Literacy Festival

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Dr. Suess Birthday Celebration and Pancake Breakfast

 

2011

My Glasses Book Signing

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2010

2010 Annual Dinner

2010 50 State Library Tour

10th Annual Children’s Literacy Festival

Teddy, The Hungry Little Bear Book Signing

Get Bugged Farmers Market Party