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Library of Congress Releases Interactive Map Highlighting 136* Literacy Award Recipients

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This post was written by Dawn Stitzel of the Library of Congress.

Since 2013, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program has recognized 136* outstanding organizations engaged in ensuring that children and adults build critical literacy skills.

We are pleased to announce the release of an interactive map highlighting the many organizations around the world recognized as Literacy Award winners or Best Practice honorees. We invite you to explore this map to learn about and connect with these organizations and their outstanding initiatives. Many of their websites offer resources and activities that our blog readers might find helpful—and certainly many of their strategies for building literacy skills work well with primary source analysis! Please share in the comments any ideas you glean from any of these organizations.

We also invite you to nominate other organizations doing outstanding work in literacy for the 2021 awards cycle which will open in January, 2021. For information on how to apply or nominate an organization for a Library of Congress Literacy Award, please see  The 2021 application will be available in the next few weeks.

Information about the most recent awards may be found here: Library of Congress Announces Winners of the 2020 Literacy Awards.

The Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, made possible through the generosity of David M. Rubenstein, is administered by the Learning and Innovation Office, a unit of the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement at the Library of Congress.

*Fourteen of the 136 organizations have been recognized multiple times for a total of 150 awards.

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  1. Unfortunately geography is perhaps the hardest thing for a student to get.

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