First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton Honorary Chair of Kids Love A Mystery Week

Posted on February 3, 1999

Reflecting her long-standing commitment to America's youth and support for literacy programs, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will serve as Honorary Chair of this year's national Kids Love a Mystery Week. This second annual celebration is co-hosted by the Mystery Writers of America (MWA) and MysteryNet.

Kids Love a Mystery Week is Feb. 20-27 and will involve kids and teens with a variety of mystery activities including books, live events, games, and online mysteries. Events will take place throughout the week in bookstores, schools, libraries, computer centers, and on the Internet.

"Our children are our greatest natural resource," said Mrs. Clinton in accepting the Honorary Chair, "and supporting their growth and joy as readers and writers is an essential investment in their future and ours."

"We're honored that Mrs. Clinton is supporting Kids Love A Mystery Week," said MWA's Janet Riehecky, a children's mystery writer and coordinator of the coast-to-coast effort. Special events will be presented across the country in schools, libraries, and bookstores by children's and young adult mystery writers. These include readings and discussions of mysteries, autograph sessions, and special programs, such as children's interactive mystery plays.

"Kids Love A Mystery Week and the Internet provides an excellent way for kids and teens everywhere to access and enjoy mysteries," said Steve Schaffer, producer of "We are honored to work with the MWA on this prestigious event."