There isn't much time left, applications for this grant must be sent in by January 31, 2013.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant is designed to help bring books into the lives of children in need, whether they are latchkey, preschool programs, faith-based reading projects, and homeless shelters. The committee's Public Awareness Campaign notes that books and reading add value to children's lives.
Every year, in the process of choosing the Coretta Scott King Book Award winners and honor books, the Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) of the American Library Association receives multiple copies of approximately 100 titles by African American authors and illustrators, including a full set of the year's winning and honor titles. The Awards Committee believes children lives should be saturated with books and reading opportunities. and the Book Donation Grant is designed to help address that objective. The books submitted to the prior year's Coretta Scott King book award are made available through these grants. These books may go to nontraditional institutions that provide both educational and custodial services to children and their families and to under-funded libraries.
Applications must be received by January 31, 2013.
For additional information and application instructions, visit, www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards/bookgrant.