Presenter of the National Book Awards

February 2015 eNewsletter

DO YOU HELP OTHERS EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF READING?
Applications for our $10,000 Innovations in Reading Prize are due 2/28.
The Innovations in Reading Prize honors an individual or organization that innovates how we create and sustain a lifelong love of reading in our communities-like our 2013 Winner Little Free Library pictured above. Are you our next discovery?

Applications are free and due by February 28, 2015.
NBF CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A timeline of the first African Americans to become National Book Award Honored authors.


THANK YOU READATHON SUPPORTERS!
Our first ever National Readathon Day was a huge success.
We asked you to make #TimeToRead and you sure did! Over 1,000 donors, more than 600 fundraisers, one generous matching gift from a board member, and countless dedicated readers raised over $100,000 for NBF reading programs.

INFOGRAPHIC: WHY IS READING ESSENTIAL?
Reading for pleasure has major benefits for a student's future, but that activity is in decline. BookUp is working to reverse that trend.
Why is reading for pleasure important, especially at an early age? And what is BookUp doing to inspire middle school students to engage with literature? Find out in our brand new infographic!