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Temporary Read Aloud Permission Policy - 2020

***UPDATE 8/25/2020: Teachers can do read-alouds with our titles up until the end of the year.***

ONLINE READING UPDATE JUNE 2020:

From HarperCollins: 

"If you are an author who would like to do a recorded or live reading of your HarperCollins Children’s book:

We are granting you permission to read your HarperCollins Children’s Books titles online through September 9th, 2020. These virtual readings may be streamed live via digital platforms, or if recorded, posted in closed educational platforms. If a closed platform is unavailable, recorded videos of readings may be uploaded to YouTube as long as they are marked “Unlisted”. We ask that you work with your editorial and marketing contact so we can amplify appropriately. This permission grant is to best serve the community of readers out there who need us right now.

If you are an author who has received a request from a teacher or librarian to read your HarperCollins Children’s book online:

We are extending the ability to our authors and illustrators to grant permission to educators and librarians to read their HarperCollins Children’s Books titles online through September 9th, 2020. These virtual readings may be streamed live via digital platforms, or if recorded, posted in closed educational platforms. If a closed platform is unavailable, recorded videos of readings may be uploaded to YouTube as long as they are marked “Unlisted”. We ask that you ask the requestor to do the following, as conditions of this grant of permission:

1. At the beginning of the reading, state it is “with permission of HarperCollins Children’s Books”.
2. Send their name, school or library, city and state, and the title and author/illustrator of the book they intend to read online to ChildrensPermissions@HARPERCOLLINS.com.
3. Delete uploaded videos or, in the event the applicable platform does not permit deletion, disable access to uploaded videos, by the end of the local school year.

If you are an educator or librarian who would like to read a HarperCollins Children’s book online:

We are granting permission to educators and librarians to readHarperCollins Children’s Books titles online, on video, through September 9th, 2020. These virtual readings may be streamed live via digital platforms, or if recorded, posted to closed educational platforms. If a closed platform is unavailable, recorded videos of readings may be uploaded to YouTube as long as they are marked “Unlisted”. We ask that any educators or librarians performing or posting readings please do the following, as conditions of this grant of permission:

1. At the beginning of the reading, state it is “with permission of HarperCollins Children’s Books”.
2. Send their name, school or library, city and state, and the title and author/illustrator of the book they intend to read online to ChildrensPermissions@HARPERCOLLINS.com.
3. Delete uploaded or archived videos or, in the event the applicable platform does not permit deletion, disable access to uploaded videos, by the end of the local school year.

This permission grant is to best serve the community of readers out there who need us right now.

If you are a bookseller who would like to stream a live online reading of a HarperCollins Children’s book:

We are granting permission to booksellers to stream live readings of HarperCollins Children’s Books titles online through September 9th, 2020. For clarity, we are not granting booksellers permission to post recorded readings of our titles online. We ask that any booksellers performing live readings please do the following, as conditions of this grant of permission:

1. At the beginning of the reading, state it is “with permission of HarperCollins Children’s Books”.
2. Send their name, city and state, and the title and author/illustrator of the book they intend to read online to ChildrensPermissions@HARPERCOLLINS.com.

3. Delete any archival copies of the reading that the applicable digital platform may have stored."