TOPIC: LITERACY (20)

Barbershop Books

https://barbershopbooks.org

Barbershop Books is a community-based literacy program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops for boys ages 4-8. It leverages the cultural significance of barbershops in Black communities to help black boys identify as readers. This innovative approach connects black men and families to black boys’ early reading experiences. It also improves boys’ access to culturally relevant, age appropriate, and gender responsive children’s books, while increasing the amount of time boys read for fun.

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Barbershop Books, Book, Literacy

Library For All

http://www.libraryforall.org

Library For All is a nonprofit that exists to unlock knowledge to those without access to books in developing countries, at a much lower cost than building physical libraries. Our Library platform delivers ebooks to low-cost devices such as tablets, mobile phones, and PCs, and is accessible in low-bandwidth environments via mobile phone networks. The Library provides access to educational content that is culturally relevant and available in local and international languages. Library For All aims to strengthen the educational ecosystem across the developing world, thus improving global literacy and global development initiatives.

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Library For All, Literacy, E-Books, Education, LibraryForAll

BookMentors

http://www.bookmentors.org

BookMentors is a nonprofit that connects teachers and students who need books with donors who want to give books. BookMentors is also a community of readers, writers, teachers, and publishers interested in sharing information about children's and young adult literature.

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BookMentors, Books, Reading, Teachers, Students, Education

Books With No Bounds

http://bookswithnobounds.com

Books With No Bounds distributes books and other learning tools to students of all ages and strives to promote literacy, Aboriginal cultural sensitivity, and friendship… one book at a time.

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Books With No Bounds, Literacy, Education, Aborigines

Whichbook

http://www.openingthebook.com/whichbook

If you're not good at remembering book titles, or if you are the sort of reader who likes to choose by browsing round a little and seeing what tempts you, whichbook is the perfect solution to help you find what you are looking for.

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Whichbook, Book, Books, Literacy

Reading Hamlets

http://www.readinghamlets.org

Reading Hamlets is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by women, dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty through literacy, by providing books to children, with a special emphasis on girls, living in low income areas in rural Nigeria.

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Reading Hamlets, Literacy, Books, Nigeria, Girls

Call Me Ishmael

http://callmeishmael.com

Call Me Ishmael is a novel way to celebrate books and life by leaving a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived. 

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Call Me Ishmael, Literacy, Reading, Books, Stories, Storytelling

Little Free Library

http://littlefreelibrary.org

In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!

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Little Free Library, Books, Share, Borrow

AARP Experience Corps

http://www.aarp.org/experience-corps

AARP Experience Corps, an award-winning national program, engages people 50-plus in meeting their community's greatest challenges. Two thousand AARP Experience Corps volunteer members tutor and mentor in 19 cities across the country, providing literacy coaching, homework help, consistent role models and committed, caring attention

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AARP Experience Corps, Volunteer, Seniors, Giving

InfiniScroll

http://www.curioushat.com/infiniscroll

InfiniScroll is the open-ended storytelling tool for curious minds. The app breaks the rules of linear storytelling by creating a never ending magical visual exploration of the wonderful drawings by Francesco Chiacchio. 

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InfiniScroll, App, Book, Picture Book, Read, Literacy, Children, Kids, Story, Stories, Imagination

Unbound

http://unbound.co.uk

Unbound puts the power of publishing in the hands of authors and readers. Authors pitch their book ideas directly to you. If you back a project before it reaches its funding target, you get your name printed in the back of every copy and immediate behind-the-scenes access to the author’s shed. If any project fails to hit its funding target, you get refunded in full.

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Unbound, Books, Reading, Writing, Authors, Crowdfunding, Financing, Funding

Zoobean

https://www.zoobean.com

Zoobean helps families find books and apps they will love at home and at the library. 

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Zoobean, Books, Shopping, E-Commerce, Children, Education, Reading

Plain Ink

Plain Ink is a social enterprise harnessing the power of books, media and storytelling to support communities around the world to gain the practical skills, tools and insights needed to build a sustainable future.
We do this by producing and distributing culturally appropriate and stimulating literacy and learning materials, while also meaningfully engaging individuals, communities, local organisations and governments to actively contribute to shaping a better future. We use the money that we raise through our publishing activities in Italy to spark new educational activities in India and Afghanistan.

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Plain Ink, Books, Comics, Literacy, Education, Publish, Authors, Illustrators

We Give Books

https://www.penguin.com/static/pages/features/wegivebooks/

We Give Books is a new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online.
We Give Books combines the joy of reading with the power of helping others, providing a platform for caregivers and educators to inspire children to become lifelong readers and lifelong givers.
We Give Books also helps some of the world's best, most inspiring, literacy organizations by spreading the word about their great work and by providing books to the young people these organizations support.

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We Give Books, Literacy, Donate, Pearson Foundation, Penguin Group, Books, Campaign, Read

First Book

http://www.firstbook.org

First Book provides access to new books for children in need. To date, First Book has distributed more than 90 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis. First Book is uniquely positioned to become a leader in providing digital resources so that children in need don’t miss out.

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First Book, Literacy, Education, Books, Children, Reading, Access