Great Reading Games, 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize honorable mention

May 2017



Each year the National Book Foundation, with support from the Levenger Foundation, awards the Innovations in Reading Prize to an individual or organization who discovers new ways to empower communities through literature. In 2017, Learning Ally’s Great Reading Games received honorable mention.

Learning Ally’s mission is to promote personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of effective and accessible educational solutions. Our vision is for all people to have equal opportunities to learn. Quite simply, Learning Ally provides students with print-related disabilities access to required coursework through audio textbooks, technology solutions, and holistic support services that empower them to achieve their personal best.

Through the human-narrated audiobooks and gamification, Learning Ally’s Great Reading Games motivates students with reading disabilities to impact their reading frequency and duration of 20 minutes each day, driving improved reading habits and providing a platform where a love of reading can be nurtured. This year, more than 16,000 students in more than 1,300 schools read five million pages during the competition, nearly quadrupling the result totals from last year.