Kristi's Book Club Challenge

U.S. Figure Skating is partnering with Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Always Dream and build awareness around the importance of in-home reading and empowering low-income families with the tools necessary to level the playing field.

Kristi's Book Club Challenge

In celebration and support of Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream’s 25th anniversary, we are launching Kristi’s Book Club Challenge. The book club will kick off on Sept. 8, 2021 (International Literacy Day), and run through October (National Book Month) and November (National Family Literacy Month). Registered participants will receive a list of Kristi’s favorite children’s, young adult and adult books, and can choose one book to focus on during the Book Club Challenge. 

Throughout the Book Club Challenge, there will be opportunities to enter in contests for chances to win prizes and engage with Kristi and other Reading Buddies during our Instagram Live series, "Conversations with Kristi."

Conversations with Kristi

To celebrate National Literacy Month, U.S. Figure Skating will host a series of Instagram Live conversations with Kristi and our Reading Buddies in the skating family. These special conversations will be held every Tuesday in November with Team USA alumni who also love reading and have even published their own books. Check out the exciting line up below!

Kristi's Reading Buddies (l-r): Adam Rippon, Maia and Alex Shibutani, Scott Hamilton, Meryl Davis, Karina Manta


Join the conversation on social media by using #KristisBookClub and sharing why you love reading! We’d love to hear about some of your favorite books, what your reading routine is, how reading benefits your life and more.

About Always Dream  

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream ensures children from low‑income families have access to high‑quality books in the home environment and extensive family engagement support.

Click here to learn more about the Always Dream and ways you can donate to support the cause.