LaSata: Literacy Challenge off to great start

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata said Monday her March is Reading Month literacy challenge is off to a great start, with over 400 books reported to have been read thus far by Southwest Michigan students.

“The literacy challenge is a great way to engage with students and keep them focused on reading,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “I’m so impressed by how many books Southwest Michigan students have already read in just a week’s time — keep up the great work! I look forward to hosting one lucky winner at the Capitol as a junior senator for a day.”

All K-8 students residing in Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties are encouraged to participate by submitting titles of books they read through March 31. The student who reads the most books will be invited to be a junior senator for a day at the state Capitol with LaSata. The top three students who read the most books will be presented with a framed award.

Students may enter the challenge at or by sending an email to [email protected] with the student’s name, grade, school, parent or guardian name and phone number, and the titles of books read during the month.


Editor’s note: To view a promotional video LaSata made for the literacy challenge, please visit