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Shelby County Schools identifies student achievement as its highest priority, and is prioritizing early literacy across the City of Memphis and Shelby County.

To get early readers excited about learning to read, Shelby County Schools is launching the #Commit2Literacy Challenge inviting Memphis Celebrities, Community and Business Leaders to be guest readers in our 2019-2020 Bedtime Stories Video Series. During the months of July and August, guest readers will be invited into Shelby County Schools broadcast studio to be filmed reading their favorite children’s book. The entire video series will launch in Fall of 2019.

To accept the challenge, guest readers must do the following:

  • Using the hashtag #Commit2Literacy, post a picture of yourself on social media holding your favorite children’s book.
  • Challenge three (3) more people via your social media post to #Commit2Literacy.
  • Complete the submission form below with your available film dates and contact information.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tiffani Perry at

Available Film Dates (Please provide 3 options)

  • Friday July 19, 2019
  • Friday July 26, 2019
  • Saturday July 27, 2019
  • Friday August 2, 2019
  • Saturday August 3, 2019
  • Thursday July 18th 2019

Below, select three film date options from the available film dates or if neither of these options work, please suggest three additional date/time options below that work best for your schedule.