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Ending Book HungerAccess to Print Across Barriers of Class and Culture$

Lea Shaver

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780300226003

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300226003.001.0001

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(p.185) Organizations Profiled

(p.185) Organizations Profiled

Ending Book Hunger

Lea Shaver

Yale University Press

  • African Storybook Project

  • Publishes multilingual digital stories

  • Experiments with digital delivery mechanisms

  • www.africanstorybook.org

  • Benetech

  • Reformats books for readers with disabilities

  • Advocates internationally for copyright exceptions

  • www.benetech.org

  • BookDash

  • Innovated a “hackathon” model for title development

  • Creates openly licensed books for South African children

  • www.bookdash.org

  • Books for Asia

  • Ships books donated by U.S. publishers to Asian libraries

  • Supports community creation of multilingual digital stories

  • www.asiafoundation.org/what-we-do/books-for-asia

  • (p.186) Computerized Books for the Blind and Print Disabled

  • Introduced digital publishing for blind readers

  • Later merged into Recording for the Blind, now Learning Ally

  • www.learningally.org

  • First Book

  • Helps teachers and charities obtain low-cost books

  • Incentivizes publishers to produce diverse books

  • www.firstbook.org

  • Imagination Library

  • Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

  • Mails free books to children up to five years old

  • www.imaginationlibrary.com

  • Library for All/Nabu.org

  • Offers free e-books to mobile users in developing countries

  • Runs workshops to produce mother-tongue children’s books

  • www.nabu.org

  • PJ Library

  • Delivers free books celebrating Jewish culture

  • A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation

  • www.pjlibrary.org

  • Pratham Books

  • Publishes print and digital stories for Indian children

  • Created the StoryWeaver platform for open creativity

  • www.storyweaver.org.in

  • Room to Read

  • Sets up school libraries in developing countries

  • Produces original mother-tongue children’s books

  • www.roomtoread.org

  • SIL International

  • Developed the Bloom translation software

  • Supports mother-tongue publishing

  • www.sil.org

  • (p.187) We Need Diverse Books

  • Raises awareness of the need for diversity in publishing

  • Sponsors diverse authors and publishing professionals

  • www.diversebooks.org

  • Worldreader

  • Runs mobile reading programs in Ghana, India, and Kenya

  • Works to demonstrate the potential of digital reading

  • www.worldreader.org (p.188)