Founding Director Dara La Porte Receives the Read Africa Award
On October 24, 2015 Founding Director Dara La Porte received the Read Africa Award at the Smithsonian Museum of African Arts. The award was given by Africa Access in recognition of An Open Book Foundation’s support of African Literature and authors in our programs,…
An Author’s AOB Experience
“The highlight of our tour was An Open Book Foundation‘s school visit to Savoy Elementary School… An Open Book program is as uplifting and rewarding for authors and illustrators as it is for students. We will never forget the look…
AOB in Publisher’s Weekly
How exciting to see Peter Brown’s recent AOB visit to Cleveland Elementary School featured in Publisher’s Weekly! Click here to read more about the event and see the monster-induced silliness that occurred. It really was a fun morning for everyone.
From A First Grade Teacher
We were thrilled to read this recent blog post by a first grade teacher describing her students’ experiences during Uma Krisnaswami’s Open Book visit to Strawberry Knoll Elementary School, especially the section about one young student’s attachment to her newly…
AOB and The Children’s Book Guild of Washington DC
The Children’s Book Guild of Washington DC recently wrote a nice piece celebrating our expansion into Headstart Preschool programs and our on-going partnership with Guild members. We are fortunate to be in an area with a vibrant author community committed…
AOB March Newsletter
In this month’s newsletter, we focus on providing a glimpse into the lives of the students we serve and highlighting our new partnership with local Headstart programs. Please stay up to date on Open Book happenings by subscribing to our…
2014 CABA Winners Announced
Congratulations to the 2014 Children’s Africana Book Award Winners! Started in 1991, the CABA awards are designed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children’s materials on Africa, to recognize literary excellence, and to acknowledge the research achievements of outstanding…
AOB Highlighted in Local Newspaper
An Open Book Foundation was honored to be featured in a Montgomery Gazette article about Susan Stockdale’s recent author visit at Wheaton Woods Elementary School. Click here to read the full story.
Diane Stanley’s AOB Visit
Author/illustrator, Diane Stanley, recently wrote about her Open Book visit to Stanton Elementary School. Click here to read her blog post.
AOB Book Picks for Kids and Young Adults
AOB founder Heidi Powell lists some of her favorite winter reads for kids and young adults on The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Click here to see her recommendations as well as those from other guests of the program.