The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill is the featured book for the Spring 2020 Virginia Reads One Book program, a statewide, family and community reading event. Tens of thousands of students and families across Virginia all read together in this celebration of financial and family literacy.

Toothpaste Millionaire book cover, showing a young African American boy with an apron working in a shop.


Sign up for the program through Read To Them, below! Participating schools are eligible for hardcopy books and for teaching activities developed by VCEE based on the book that cover economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship.


Virginia Reads One Book is provided by Read To Them, a nonprofit whose mission is to create a culture of literacy in every home. It will provide suggestions for in-school activities, assembly ideas and teaching resources as well as copies of the book and family engagement tools.