Jean, Nouvelle-Aquitaine finalist, is crowned Little Reading Champion 2024!

Jean, Nouvelle-Aquitaine finalist, is crowned Little Reading Champion 2024!
Jean, Nouvelle-Aquitaine finalist, is crowned Little Reading Champion 2024!

On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, the Grand Finale of the 12th edition of the Little Champions of Reading was held. The 15 finalists, representing the 14 French regions and the Europe zone, met on the stage of the Richelieu Hall of the Comédie-Française. A joyful mix of laughter, joy and suspense resounded in this prestigious hall! Each finalist had three minutes to read aloud an excerpt from a children’s book, with the aim of winning the title of Little Champions of Reading 2024.

After much deliberation, the jury agreed on a podium. To thunderous applause and in front of a packed house, it was Jean, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine finalist, who won first place! He thus won the title of Little Reading Champion 2024 with his reading of Diego loves Julieof Sophie Grenaud (The Rouergue Youth)!

In second place, the jury praised the performance of Jeanne, Brittany finalistwho read an excerpt from Zorageof Manon Fargetton (Milan). Robin, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur finalist, climbs onto the third step of the podium with his reading of Suzanne Griotte and the slug parkof Thibault Berard (Gallimard Jeunesse).

As every year, an exceptional jury was assembled. Enzo, 2023 winner, Clémentine Beauvais, patron of the Petits champions de la lecture, Antoine Gallimard, president of the association, Anne Goscinny, author and president of the Institut René Goscinny, Régine Hatchondo, president of the Centre National du Livre, Stéphanie Moreau, general delegate of the Cultura Foundation, Bertrand Périer, lawyer specializing in public speaking, Étienne Pflimlin, president of the Fondation du Crédit Mutuel pour la Lecture, Claudia Scherer-Effosse, general director of the AEFE, Jeanne Seignol, journalist and booktuber under the name Jeannot se livre and Sefa Yeboah, actor at the Comédie-Française, had the difficult task of deciding between the readings of the 15 little champions.

This exceptional day, dedicated to the pleasure of reading, thus closes the 12th edition of the Little Reading Champions.

See you next year for new adventures!

To learn more about the next edition, see the press release.

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