Innovations in Reading Prize, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 INNOVATIONS IN READING PRIZE HONOREES

Innovations in Reading Prize
Each year the National Book Foundation, with support from the Levenger Foundation, awards the Innovations in Reading Prize to an individual or organization who discovers new ways to empower communities through literature.
This year's Innovations in Reading Prize has been awarded to the Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC). The NCBC, which uses literature to build community and strengthen relationships for teens and adults with intellectual or mental disabilities, will receive a $10,000 prize sponsored by the Levenger Foundation.
The honorable mentions for the 2016 Innovations in Reading Prize are The Harry Potter Alliance (Cranston, RI), LGBT Books to Prisoners (Madison, WI), Limitless Libraries (Nashville, TN), and Traveling Stories (San Diego, CA).
For more details about this year’s winner, the honorable mentions, or the Innovations in Reading prize, please contact Benjamin Samuel: bsamuel@nationalbook.org
WINNER:
NEXT CHAPTER BOOK CLUB, the signature program of Chapters Ahead, an Ohio-based nonprofit organization, provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities for lifelong learning, social connections and authentic community engagement through weekly book club meetings.
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HONORABLE MENTIONS:

THE HARRY POTTER ALLIANCE uses inspiration from stories like Harry Potter, to strive to make the world better through activism and community engagement.
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LGBT BOOK TO PRISONERS sends books and educational material to LGBTQ-identified people in prisons across the country.
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Limitless Libraries
LIMITLESS LIBRARIES gives students and teachers on-campus access to Nashville Public Library’s catalog through daily delivery to 125 public elementary, middle, and high schools across town.
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Traveling Stories
TRAVELING STORIES is dedicated to helping kids fall in love with reading by the fourth grade by setting up StoryTents at farmers markets in low-income neighborhoods and offering free reading support.
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Thanks to the generosity of the Levenger Foundation, since 2009 the Innovations in Reading Prize has supported a diverse range of individuals and organizations working locally, nationally, and internationally to create and sustain a lifelong love of reading. Explore our infographic below to learn about the impact of our Winners, or discover more about past winners here.

2015 Innovations in Reading Infographic

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