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The Iowa Center for the Book is now accepting applications for the 2016 Iowa Literacy Award, recognizing an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to increasing literacy in Iowa. Nominations are due by Aug. 5.
This week, Iowa Public Radio host Charity Nebbe highlighted children’s literature as a topic on the "Talk of Iowa" program.
The Iowa Center for the Book has announced that two Iowa student readers received high honors in the National Letters About Literature writing contest. The two students, Hannah Huang of Ames and Josie Boyle of Farley, both won first place in the state contest which qualified them to move on to the national competition.
The Iowa Center for the Book has announced 18 student readers from across Iowa as winners and honorable mentions for the 2016 Iowa Letters About Literature awards program.