Crackin’ the Cover

Ascension Series Initiative – Crackin’ the Cover 

– To encourage young readers and inspire future authors –


Tomorrow’s world will belong to today’s readers, authors and thinkers.  By first embracing even one captivating young adult book, a teen can develop into an avid reader.  Young adult fiction, unlike many other forms of media, helps develop one’s imagination.

Imagination, enhanced by reading and writing, unlocks creative potential, helping to build a foundation for breakthrough problem solving.  Connecting young adult books and their authors with communities, schools and students advances the cause of encouraging America’s next generation of authors, readers and leaders.

Crackin’ the Cover activities include: (1) distributing young adult literature, on a gratis basis, to middle and high school libraries; (2) developing a network for young adult author presentations to middle and high schools; and (3) partnering with charities to present and sign young adult books, donating all profits to further community purposes.

To get involved by requesting books for school libraries, school presentations, charity book signings, or to volunteer, contact Lauren Hudson at