Born of School Library Closures, West Philadelphia Alliance For Children Wins Innovations in Reading Prize

The National Book Foundation today announced the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) as the winner of the 2019 Innovations in Reading Prize.

A Philly organization formed in response to the shuttering of local school libraries has received the 2019 Innovations in Reading Prize from the National Book Foundation (NBF).

The West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC), which organizes volunteers to reopen and staff  libraries in Philadelphia public schools, was named the winner of the annual $10,000 Prize in an announcement today:

 


 
 

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Kathy Ishizuka

Kathy Ishizuka is editor in chief of School Library Journal.

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