Browsing by topic: literacy

Bringing the Love of Books to Indigenous Australians

Karen Williams en route to Alice Springs

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has spent a decade leveraging the skills of publishing pros bring the love of books to remote communities in Australia.

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In South Africa, Crowd-sourced Publishing Tackles Book Poverty

Book Dash

A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers

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Scholastic Donates 1m Books to Charity Reach Out & Read


Scholastic has donated 1 million books to Reach Out and Read, a literacy charity that works to provide books to at-risk children via doctors and nurses.

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As Kids’ On-Screen Reading Overtakes Print, Outcome is Worrisome

children raising hands

The UK’s National Literacy Trust reveals that children’s on-screen reading has overtaken reading in print. But screen-only readers appear to struggle more and enjoy it less.

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The Most Influential Children’s Publisher You’ve Never Heard Of

John Wood (right) with one of the benefactors of Room to Read's literacy programs

Tens of millions of kids will never see a a book in the language they speak, so NGO Room to Read has published 850 titles in Lao, Hindi, Tamil, Kiswahili, and 25 other languages.

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The UK’s Largest Children’s Book Distributor – McDonald’s?


McDonald’s in the UK are replacing Happy Meal toys with educational books to help boost literacy; they plan to distribute 15 million books by the end of 2014.

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Community Literacy Efforts Pay Off for Small Michigan City

Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye,

A community wide push in Kalamazoo, Michigan, including mailing books to children and orchestrating library visits, has boosted library book check-outs by 19%.

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Pratham Books Seeks “Champions” to Read to Kids in India


For International Literacy Day this September 8th, India’s Pratham Books is seeking 100 “champions” of reading to host storytelling sessions around the country.

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Birdhouse-like Mini Libraries Migrate from Sea to Shining Sea

Little Free Library

Across America individuals are erecting Little Free Libraries — 2’ x 2’ birdhouse like boxes — that encourage people to ‘take a book, leave a book.’

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What Are Your Top Children’s Literacy Charities?


Teaching literacy to our youngest should be a top priority of any society. When money is an issue, charities can help. Where to you donate and why?

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