James Patterson’s Read Kiddo Read

James Patterson’s Read Kiddo Read, Winner of the 2009 Innovations in Reading Prize

2009 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner

Created by James Patterson, ReadKiddoRead.com is an easy, hassle-free place where parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians will find the very best books to turn their kids into lifelong, dedicated readers.

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United Through Reading

United Through Reading, Winner of the 2010 Innovations in Reading Prize

2010 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner

United Through Reading connects military families who are separated – for deployment or military assignment – by providing
the bonding experience of shared storytime.

unitedthroughreading.org

Mount Olive Baptist Church

Mount Olive Baptist Church, Winner of the 2010 Innovations in Reading Prize

2010 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner

Mount Olive Baptist is a small church in a rural community in South Carolina where the nearest library branch is 10 miles away. In order to give children more exposure to books, the church membership took the bull by the horns and created their own children’s library by going to garage sales and buying books, dictionaries, and a set of encyclopedias.

 

Free Minds

Free Minds, Winner of the 2010 Innovations in Reading Prize

2010 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner

Free Minds uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community.

freemindsbookclub.org

Cellpoems

Cellpoems, Winner of the 2010 Innovations in Reading Prize

2010 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner

Cellpoems is a poetry journal distributed via text message and on the Web that publishes original work by some of the world’s best established poets. By publishing poems of just 140 characters or less, Cellpoems does not aim to decrease readers’ attention spans; rather, it adds focused, distilled work to a grand tradition of short poems, from the tanka and haiku to the monosonnet, and aims to present poetry to as many readers as possible by making it easily accessible to digitally-minded readers.

cellpoems.org

826 Valencia

826 Valencia, Winner of the 2010 Innovations in Reading Prize

2010 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner

826 Valencia is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping students ages 6 to 18 improve their writing skills, and to fostering a lifelong passion for reading and writing.

826valencia.org

YARN

YARN, Winner of the 2011 Innovations in Reading Prize

2011 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner

Founded in 2010, the Young Adult Reading Network (YARN) is the first independent online literary journal dedicated to young adult (YA) literature; they publish short fiction, poetry, essays, and interviews, as well as an editors’ blog and lesson plans for teachers.

yareview.net

My Own Book

My Own Book, Winner of the 2011 Innovations in Reading Prize

2011 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner

The My Own Book program provides field trips for third grade classes in the New York City public schools to Barnes & Noble bookstores where each child is given a $50 allowance to purchase their very own books.

fdnweb.org/myownbook

Kore Press

Kore Press, Winner of the 2011 Innovations in Reading Prize

2011 Innovations in Reading Prize Winner

Kore Press, Inc is an innovative print and online literary publishing house celebrating multiple feminist expressions from creative writers and thinkers that span practices, aesthetics, sexualities, races, and ethnicities. For the last 25 years, the work and mission of Kore Press has been to provide a progressive platform for diverse literary and cultural work by  women and transgendered writers, and to create innovative programming that puts different communities in conversation.

korepress.org