Monthly Archives: March 2018

Library of Congress call for literacy program applications to receive awards

The Library of Congress is calling for applications to be selected to receive one of their prestigious Literacy awards. The deadline is April 30.

The Library’s mission is to provide Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge that can be relied upon to support their intellectual and creative endeavors. Through the generosity of David M. Rubenstein, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards program furthers this mission by honoring organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States or abroad. The awards also encourage the continuing development of innovative methods for promoting literacy and the wide dissemination of the most effective practices. They are intended to draw public attention to the importance of literacy, and the need to promote literacy and encourage reading.

Since 2013, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program has awarded $1.4 million in prizes to 66 institutions in 30 countries. By recognizing current achievements, the awards seek to enable organizations, foundations and other private sector groups to strengthen their involvement in literacy and reading promotion and to encourage collaboration with like-minded organizations.


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International Literacy Association Children’s Literature Day

Literacy educators, librarians, and children’s literature enthusiasts: Experience our first-ever Children’s Literature Day at ILA 2018 on Monday, July 23!

Be one of only 560 attendees who will have access to:

More than 40 children’s authors, including keynotes from Marley Dias, Colby Sharp, and Kwame Alexander
A selection of deep-dive author panels with award-winning writers such as Jewell Parker Rhodes and Kirby Lawson
One Author Meetup, where you’ll get face time with seven established and up-and-coming authors—and leave with free books
Exclusive signings and more!
Save when you register for Children’s Literature Day by April 30. Get more when you take advantage of the Conference Plus package.

Astrid Lindgren Award winner

American author Jacqueline Woodson is the winner of the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest children’s book award, with the laureate receiving five million Swedish kronor (more than $600,000 at present exchange rates). The award was announced live from Sweden on March 27, and was to be broadcast simultaneously at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Woodson’s 2014 memoir-in-verse, Brown Girl Dreaming, received the National Book Award.