Showing posts with label Literacy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Literacy. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

2012 International Latino Book Awards: Open for Submission

Ring the alarm, fellow bookworms! The Latino Literacy Now project is preparing for the 14th Annual International Latino Book Awards to be held in NYC on June 5, 2012, and is looking for noteworthy submissions to review. In recognition of the outstanding contributions being made to Latino literature by publishers and writers around the world, the Latino Book Awards was created in 1999. Submissions are now open for entries for books with a 2010 or 2011 publication date. Anyone may submit a book: authors, publishers, publishing industry professionals and friends of literacy. See the Entry Form for categories and qualifications. There are over 50 categories to submit your favorite book’s name and have it officially recognized and help promote literacy in the Latino community and beyond. The entry fee for the submission includes passes for 2 guests to the awards ceremony. *Latino Literacy Now is a 501(c)(3), not for profit organization dedicated to advancing the cause of literacy in the Latino community and to promoting reading as a life long pursuit for personal and professional fulfillment. Download your entry form here. Entries must be in by March 15, 2012. For more information on becoming a sponsor for the 14th annual International Latino Book Awards (ceremony & reception) contact us at jim@LBFF.us. Source: www.lbff.us

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

A sad article on the death of reading in America

www.washingtonpost.com

Facts from the article:

- More than half the adults in this country won't pick up a novel this year, according to the National Endowment for the Arts. Not one.

- And the rate of decline has almost tripled in the past decade.

- Data from the NEA point to a dramatic and accelerating decline in the number of young people reading fiction. Despite their enthusiasm for books in grade school, by high school, most kids are not reading for pleasure at all.


Tragic, if you ask me!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Help Children Read, One book Donated per Email


It’s the Cat’s Big 5-0!

Here’s how to celebrate.

• To honor “The Cat in the Hat’s” 50th birthday, send him an e-mail birthday card. For every card the cat gets, Random House will donate a new book to First Book, a nonprofit organization that promotes reading in low-income communities.

Since it was founded in 1992, First Book has distributed more than 40 million books to young readers in 1,300 communities around the country. To send a card, go to www.seussville.com/CITH_50th/

Cards must be received by May 1.

Random House will also donate a new book to First Book for every copy of any Dr. Seuss book it sells before May 1. For more details, go to www.catinthehat.com.

Read more here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17186093/site/newsweek/
 
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