National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. For 30 wild, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!
Our Young Writers Program supports under-18 writers and K-12 educators as they participate in our flagship event each November, and take part in smaller writing challenges year-round. Learn more at ywp.nanowrimo.org.
The Book of Life is a podcast about Jewish kidlit (mostly) that gets readers of all backgrounds excited about Judaic books for young people, offering a mirror to Jewish readers and opening a window for the rest of the world. Interviews with authors, illustrators, publishers, and other creatives reveal the fascinating stories behind the stories. Established in 2005, this long-running podcast is sponsored by Congregation B’nai Israel of Boca Raton, Florida, where host Heidi Rabinowitz serves as Director of the Feldman Children’s Library. Additional support comes from the Association of Jewish Libraries, the leading authority on Judaic librarianship. Check out The Book of Life’s sister show, also supported by AJL: Nice Jewish Books, a show about adult Jewish fiction. Learn more and listen to episodes at BookOfLifePodcast.com.
Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.
In 2009, Todd H. Bol built the first Little Free Library book exchange and placed it in his Hudson, Wisconsin front yard to honor his mother. The idea for the handmade book exchanges with the motto “Take a book. Return a bookTM” resonated with people, and today the number of registered book exchanges has grown to more than 50,000 around the world, in all 50 states and in 70 countries. Through these book exchanges millions of books are shared annually. Little Free Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has received numerous honors, including the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize, the American Library Association’s Movers and Shakers Award, and the Library of Congress Literacy Award. The organization encourages the volunteer stewards who manage the book exchanges to register their Little Libraries for listing on its world map and inclusion in a network that shares ideas and notices about events and programming. For more information visit littlefreelibrary.org.
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to create impact, and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. As the nation’s largest nonprofit organization for children’s literacy, RIF has provided more than 415 million books to 40 million kids in all 50 states, inspiring generations to read, learn and grow. For more information visit rif.org.
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