The National Book Foundation is committed to making access to books a priority in all our programming, particularly for our young people. From free book giveaways for children living in public housing authorities nationwide, to after-school and summer reading programs for middle- and high-schoolers, our education programs focus on the love of books and the development of lifelong reading habits.
Book Rich Environments is a tri-sector collaboration between nonprofit organizations, national government agencies, and corporate publishers that aims to infuse public housing communities across the country with a vibrant and accessible culture of books. The initiative connects families living in public housing communities with reading-related resources, working to improve opportunities and outcomes for public housing residents.Read More >
The Teen Press Conference brings the excitement and prestige of the National Book Awards to an audience of young people. Held annually during National Book Awards week, middle and high school students attend free-of-charge, receive free copies of the nominated titles, and have the unique opportunity to connect and interact with high-profile authors in what is often their first exposure to a literary arts event.