Susan Stockdale's picture book, Stripes of All Types, has been selected for Pennsylvania's 2014 One Book, Every Young Child (OBEYC) reading initiative. This multifaceted childhood literacy program is designed to encourage adults to read early and often to preschoolers.
OBEYC has printed 68,000 bilingual (Spanish/English) Stripes of All Types books for distribution to Head Start programs, preschools and other childcare facilities. It has also created posters, stickers, activity guides and traveling trunks filled with book-related puppets, games and manipulatives for young children to help expand the concepts in the book. OBEYC is sponsoring Susan on a six-week author tour across the state this spring, during which time she will present 52 book programs at libraries and other venues.