Thompson Announces 2019 Summer Reading Challenge

May 20, 2019
Press Release
Encourages all CA-05 pre-K through 8 students to join

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced the start of his 2019 Summer Reading Challenge for students through eighth grade in California’s Fifth Congressional District.

“Reading is a fundamental part of a developing child’s interaction with the world – sparking imagination, encouraging the exploration of new topics, and keeping active academically in the summer months. That’s why I am excited to announce the start of my 2019 Summer Reading Challenge!” said Thompson. “Students and parents are encouraged to sign up and be challenged to read throughout the summer and those who register will be recognized for their reading pursuits. I hope all our local students will participate!

Each year, Thompson’s Summer Reading Challenge encourages local students to read throughout the summer months. Reading lists are developed by the Association for Library Service to Children and are broken down by grade so all recommendations are age appropriate. That list can be found by clicking here. Thompson will recognize all students who participate at an event at the end of the summer. Students, parents, and teachers should sign up by clicking here.


Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties.  He is a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means where he chairs the Subcommittee on Tax Policy. Rep. Thompson is Chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. He is also Co-Chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus and a member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition.