May 2014 eNewsletter

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NBF ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF ITS 2014 INNOVATIONS IN READING PRIZE
Five grass-roots organizations modeling creative approaches for sharing literature with diverse audiences receive $2,500 each.
Blue Star Families' Books on Bases facilitates stress relief, self-expression, and dialogue among military children by hosting reading events, distributing free books, and holding national reading contests.

Books for Kids, a program that creates libraries, donates books, and implements literacy programs for preschools, Head Starts, and day-care centers whose constituents may not have access to a public library. 
Chicago Books to Women in Prison, a volunteer collective that gives paperback books to incarcerated women nationwide and provides books to prison libraries free-of-charge.
Hopa Mountain's StoryMakers Program promotes literacy and reading through direct engagement with Montana's rural and Native American families.

 

Las Comadres Para Las Americas oversees a national book club and a monthly teleconference series that promotes the reading of Latino authors.

 

NBA DEADLINE APPROACHING!
Publishers have until May 15 to submit entries for the 2014 National Book Awards.
All entries must be submitted online. Printed and bound copies of entered books (including e-books) must be delivered no later than July 1 to the Judges and NBF.
MEET KIANA, BOOKUP'S FIRST INTERN!
After three years of being a part of BookUpNYC's after-school reading program for middle schoolers, Kiana shares what makes BookUp special.
Kiana Ramirez, age 13, reads one of her poems at BookUpNYC's end of year picnic in Battery Park.
Next month, Kiana Ramirez graduates from middle school at NYC's IS 318. In addition to starting high school this fall, she is planning to be an intern in her BookUp classroom. In this brief Q&A, Kiana shares what she loves about BookUp.

 

You've been in BookUp for three years - why did you return year after year?

 

BookUp was a place that I couldn't turn away from, it is an awesome program. I get free books I get to keep, and go on really cool trips. The program overall encourages me to read even more than I used to. I always loved reading and I am always reading whenever I get the chance but while in BookUp, I realized I've been walking around constantly to class with a new book in my hand and it is a good feeling.
 

What did you learn as a reader that you didn't know before you attended BookUp?

 

What I've learned in BookUp about myself as a reader is that I have learned to appreciate other genres besides what I used to read which was mystery all the time.
NEW AUDIO: EAT, DRINK & BE LITERARY 
NoViolet Bulawayo, Chang-rae Lee, and more.
Acclaimed authors discuss their books with editors of the New Yorker before a live audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
NEW BOOKS FROM NBA HONOREES
Plus, new fiction from our 5 Under 35 Authors and friends. 
NBF APPRECIATES YOUR SUPPORT!
Your contribution makes our public and educational outreach programs possible.
We especially welcome donations to our BookUp Book Fund, which places brand new books in the hands of underserved children.
COMING UP
Events, deadlines, and reminders.
  • May 14: Alison Bechdel appears at Eat, Drink & Be Literary at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
  • May 15: Last day to submit entries for the 2014 National Book Awards.
  • May 28: Meg Wolitzer is the final guest of our 2014 Eat, Drink & Be Literary series.