Rachael Flatt has been named the Reading Is Fundamental January 2009 Superstar. Reading Is Fundamental is the nation's oldest and largest children's literacy organization. The reigning 2008 World junior champion, U.S. silver medalist, and 2010 Olympic hopeful carries a 4.0 grade point average and is an avid reader, despite her rigorous skating schedule.
Reading is Fundamental and Flatt have partnered to demonstrate the important role that reading can play in achieving one's goals. “Reading allows me to take my mind off my daily training regimen,” Flatt said. “It also helps my ability to focus on a specific task, which is really helpful for skating.”
Flatt enjoys sharing her commitment to academics and reading, and is honored to be a part of Reading is Fundamental's mission to provide children with free books and literacy resources. The young skater joins a prestigious list of past Reading Superstars, including Cy Young award winner Eric Gange, Oscar-nominated actress Natalie Portman, and Hollywood starlets Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Reading is Fundamental has impacted over 4,600,000 children and parents in 2007 alone. Reading is Fundamental’s website is www.rif.org.