Presenter of the National Book Awards
the 2015 National Book Awards Winners announced:
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BookUp Building Readers in Under-served Communities
BookUp, the NBF's reading program for under-served youth, is changing lives and inspiring readers across the country. BookUp connects published authors with young readers, and, through field trips to local libraries and bookstores, helps those students learn to engage with and encounter literature. To date, BookUp has given its students over 25,000 books free of charge. Watch the video to discover what makes BookUp succeed and why you should support the program.
NBF and InsideOut Literary Arts Project (iO) Expand BookUp to Detroit
The NBF has expanded BookUp, it’s afterschool reading program, to Detroit, MI in partnership with locally-based InsideOut Literary Arts Project (iO). Detroit is the NBF’s first partner city, and the BookUp iO Detroit site represents the first step in an ongoing expansion effort.
"My hope was always that the experience of reading this book would mirror my experience of writing it: I wanted it to feel like quicksand, like entering a landscape that literally swallows you and then spits you up somewhere else."