National Book Foundation awards $10,000 Innovations in Reading Prize to Academy of American Poets' Teach This Poem Project

  • NBF recognizes Academy of American Poets and four honorable mentions with a total of $14,000 in prize money to support innovative literary work

    National Book Award WinnerThe 2018 honorable mentions are the Appalachian Prison Book Project, Friends of the Homer Library, Jewish Women International’s National Library Initiative, and Words Without Borders Campus.

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The FOUNDATION EXPANDS NATIONWIDE LITERARY PROGRAMMING WITH "NBF PRESENTS"

National Book Foundation LogoThe National Book Foundation today announced that beginning this spring, it will greatly expand its public programming under the banner of NBF Presents, which will comprise multiple series of author panels and book talks that focus on literature and its relationship to cultural issues and themes. This effort represents a major push to create wider programming that is able to serve a far larger and diverse population of readers. Anchored by a generous $900,000 three-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this ambitious expansion is made possible by a total of $1.4 million in new grant funding, including additional support from the Art for Justice Fund, Velvet Film with the support of the Ford Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Eight PUBLISHERS COMMIT OVER 420,000 BOOKS TO SECOND YEAR OF BOOK RICH ENVIRONMENTS INITIATIVE


With new partner and participating sites, Book Rich Environments programming will take place at 37 sites across 19 states

The Book Rich Environments (BRE) initiative, now in its second year, aims to combat lack of literary access, often termed “book deserts,” by connecting communities with resources that help foster life-long, joyful relationships between readers and books.
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