Sunday, May 18, 2014

The National Book Awards Innovations in Reading Prize Winners


 Five organizations modeling creative approaches for sharing   literature with diverse audiences receive $2,500 each.
Established in 2009, NBF's Innovations in Reading Prize honors individuals and groups for their creative, groundbreaking work to build excitement and passion for literature and books. Across the country and around the world, these exceptional innovators are changing for the better how we create and sustain lifelong readers. Our 2014 Winners are:

BLUE STAR FAMILIES' BOOKS ON BASES facilitates stress relief, self-expression, and dialogue among military children by hosting reading events, distributing free books, and holding national reading contests.

BOOKS FOR KIDS, a program that creates libraries, donates books, and implements literary programs for preschools, Head Starts and day-care centers whose constituents may not have access to a public library.

CHICAGO BOOKS TO WOMEN IN PRISON, a volunteer collective that gives paperback books to incarcerated women nationwide and provides books to prison libraries free-of-charge.

HOPA MOUNTAIN'S STORYMAKERS PROGRAM promotes literacy and reading through direct engagement with Montana's rural and Native American families.

LAS COMADRES PARA LAS AMERICAS oversees a national book club and a monthly teleconference series that promotes the reading of Latino authors.

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