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Taylor Swift to Release Video on Importance of Reading

Taylor Swift to Release Video on Importance of Reading

Taylor Swift has joined forces with Scholastic to release a video of a 30-minute conversation about the importance of reading and writing for young children.

During the video, Swift will share with viewers how “reading and writing can open a world of possibilities for children,” said a press release.

Swift will also share with young viewers “the books that have most influenced her and a never before seen clip from behind the scenes at one of her recent music videos.”

This video is part of the group’s new reading initiative, “Open a World of Possible”, and the video will air on on October 29 at 1 p.m.

“In a nod to her multi-week No. 1 international smash hit single, ‘Shake It Off,’ Taylor will discuss how music helps her shake off the tough moments in life,” the press release said.

Students who are interested can enter the “This is How I Shake it Off” writing contest for “a chance to win tickets and a meet-and-greet for two at an upcoming Taylor Swift concert.” Runners up can win a prize including a signed guitar and signed copies of Taylor's new "1989" CD.

“Students in grades 3-8 attending a U.S. school can enter the contest by submitting a one-page creative essay or poem about how they shake off mean comments and hard times.” 

Those interested can register to watch at

Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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