Better World Books is looking for libraries and nonprofit organizations with “Game Changing” ideas that help to advance a compelling literacy project. In addition to working with international nonprofit groups such as Room to Read and Books for Africa, Better World Books funds community-focused projects that have an impact at the local level. For 2018 both libraries and nonprofit organizations can apply from one grant fund. A total of $100,000 in funding is available, with a maximum grant of $15,000 per project; smaller grants are also available.
Deadline: Application period will open in mid to late March 2018; check website for details
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.
Read in Color is bringing diverse books to Little Free Library book-sharing boxes around the world. The program has four key components: Read in Color pledge; Little Free Library installations; Free diverse books; and Recommended reading lists.
Living Nations, Living Words, the signature project of United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, conveys through poetry that Native people and poets have vital and unequivocal roots in this country. The project features 47 contemporary Native poets reading and discussing their original poems.