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July 25, 2014

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National Book Foundation Innovations in Reading 2014 Winners

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Each year, the National Book Foundation awards $2500 prizes to individuals and institutions that are making a difference in people’s lives through the creation and maintenance of programs that encourage the love of reading. This year’s winners of the Innovations in Reading prize include programs for women in prison and literacy support for tribal nations.

Apply Now for Innovations in Reading Prize 2014

Innovations in reading

The National Book Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2014 Innovations in Reading Prize. If your library or community has created programming, events, or technology that encourages the lifelong love of reading, apply now. Deadline is February 19.

National Book Award’s Kid Lit Finalists Reach Out to Teens

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National Book Award finalists Kathi Appelt, Cynthia Kadohata, Tom McNeal, Meg Rosoff and Gene Luen Yang addressed an audience of secondary students Tuesday at the annual National Book Awards Teen Press Conference.

National Book Award Finalists Include Kathi Appelt, Gene Luen Yang

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The National Book Foundation has announced the 2013 Young People’s Literature finalists for the National Book Award. The list includes two previous finalists, Kathi Appelt (2008) and Gene Luen Yang (2006), and first-time finalists Cynthia Kadohata, Tom McNeal, and Meg Rosoff.

10 Kid Lit Nominees Chosen for 2013 National Book Award

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The National Book Foundation has announced the 2013 Young People’s Literature Longlist for the National Book Award, the first time in history that a longlist of nominees will be presented for all four categories of awards: young people’s literature, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The finalists will be revealed on October 16, with the winners revealed at the awards ceremony on November 20.

Pictures of the Week: BookUp Program Participants Visit NYPL; Author Shirley Glubok Attends Ezra Jack Keats’s Celebration

Participants of the National Book Foundation’s BookUp program, an after-school reading program led by writers, will visit the "Lunch Hour" exhibition at the New York Public Library  as part of the program’s monthly field trip to literary  sites around New York City.

Participants in the National Book Foundation’s BookUp Program took a field trip to the New York Public Library, and author Shirley Glubok attended a 50th Anniversary Celebration for Ezra Jack Keats’s “A Snowy Day.”