TOPIC: LITERACY (22)

Plain Ink

http://www.plainink.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL)

http://www.famlit.org

We are the National Center for Family Literacy, and since 1989, we have helped more than 1 million families make educational and economic progress by pioneering – and continuously improving – family literacy programs. Our emphasis is on family literacy for a simple reason – study after study shows that family, home and community are the true drivers of a child’s education.

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NCFL, Family, Literacy

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

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

Better World Books

http://www.betterworldbooks.com

Better World Books uses the power of business to change the world. We collect and sell books online to donate books and fund literacy initiatives worldwide. With more than 8 million new and used titles in stock, we’re a self-sustaining, triple-bottom-line company that creates social, economic and environmental value for all our stakeholders.

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Better World Books, Books, Education, Literacy

Jumpstart

http://www.jstart.org

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Our proven curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late.

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Jumpstart, Early Education, College, Students, Preschool, Literacy, Skills

LitWorld

http://litworld.org

LitWorld's mission is to use the power of story to cultivate literacy skills in the world's most vulnerable children through Education, Advocacy and Innovation.

LitWorld creates resilience building reading and writing experiences which connect and fortify communities.

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LitWorld, Story, Literacy, Advocacy, Reading, Writing

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

Everybody Wins!

http://everybodywins.org

Today, EVERYBODY WINS! affiliates are helping bridge the literacy gap for more than 9,200 public school students across the country. Our goal is to reach 100,000. The EVERYBODY WINS! equation is simple – one mentor, one child, one book at a time – but has a profound impact

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Reading, Literacy, Mentor, Everybody Wins, School

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