+ Innovations in Reading Prizes Announced by the National Book Foundation

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On May 5, 2010 the Board of the National Book Foundation awarded its second annual Innovations in Reading Prizes to five organizations that are demonstrating passion, creativity, dedication and leadership in the service of creating (and sustaining) a lifelong love of reading within their local community or beyond.

The Winners

  • 826 Valenciaa volunteer-run after school tutoring program; located in San Fancisco, California
  • Cellpoemsan online poetry journal that distributes poetry by established and emerging poets via text messages; located in Washington DC
  • Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshopa program that uses books and creative writing to empower teenage boys charged and incarcerated as adults; located in Washington DC
  •  Mount Olive Baptist Church a church that opened a “secular” library; located in Hopkins, South Carolina
  • United Through Reading an organization that provides the opportunity for military families to unite by reading books; located in San Diego California

Each winner will receive $2500 and a framed certificate.

Applications for 2011 Innovations in Reading Prize

Online applications for the 2011 Innovations in Reading Prize will be available in January 2011.  To receive an eblast about the application, send an email to Katie McDonough at kmcdonough@nationalbook.org .  Please include in the subject line: “2011 Innovations in Reading Application.”

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