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.

BookUp

During after-school and summer programs, BookUp connects middle- and high-school students with local authors and runs free reading groups designed to improve participants’ social, emotional, and literacy skills.

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Book Rich Environments

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.

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Teens Read the National Book Awards

Teens Read the National Book Awards (formerly known as the Teen Press Conference) brings the excitement and prestige of the National Book Awards to an audience of young people through an exclusive, teen-focused event with National Book Award Finalists, in-school programming, book giveaways, and more.

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NBF Teacher Fellowship

The National Book Foundation (NBF) Teacher Fellowship supports and celebrates 6th-12th grade teachers using innovative methods to make reading for pleasure a part of their students’ school day experience.

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Internships

The National Book Foundation’s Internship Program offers current undergraduate and graduate students exposure to the world of literary arts nonprofits; meaningful work in educational and public programming, community engagement, and operations; and mentorship from our small and dedicated staff.

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Past Programs

National Book Foundation has hosted a slate of mission-driven public and education programs, all designed to support and expand the audience for literature in America. Learn more about recent programs and initiatives at the Foundation.

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