2017 innovations in reading prize winner announced

Barbershop Books Wins 2017 Innovations In Reading Prize

The 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize has been awarded to Barbershop Books (Harlem, NY), a community-based reading program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops. Over the past 2 years, the program has transformed 49 barbershops into community spaces that support positive early reading experiences for boys in 18 cities across 11 states.

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NBF and Director featured on CBS This Morning

  1. National Book Foundation executive director Lisa Lucas speaks with CBS This Morning's James Brown about her aim is to promote a love of reading and the importance of celebrating books and writers.CBS This Morning

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The Foundation’s 2nd annual Why Reading Matters conference, June 15

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Why Reading Matters Conference 2017

Why Reading Matters: Building a New Audience on June 15 will be a full day of presentations focused on building a new audience for books. Why Reading Matters is designed to bring together educators, non-profit administrators, librarians, academics, publishing professionals, writers, and literary activists of all kinds to discover and share ways to welcome more readers into their community.

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