Honorable Mention, Innovations in Reading Prize, 2016
THE HARRY POTTER ALLIANCE
Honorable Mention, 2016 Innovations in Reading Prize
The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) is a non-profit organization that uses the power of story to turn fans into heroes. Using inspiration from stories like Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, and more, they strive to make the world better through activism and community engagement. Through HPA campaigns, young people have donated 250,000 books to libraries and literacy organizations worldwide, organized over 20,000 Youtube video creators and fans to advocate for net neutrality, made over 3,000 phone calls for marriage equality, and convinced Warner Bros to switch their Harry Potter chocolates to Fair Trade or UTZ-certified sources. There are over 200 chapters in 22 countries on 6 continents, and anyone who wants to be a wizard activist can learn more at thehpalliance.org.
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