Posted by: Jackie | January 17, 2013

Now Accepting Applications for the Bridge to Understanding Award

Apply for a Bridge to Understanding Award by January 31:
bridge to understandingThe USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People) Bridge to Understanding Award Committee seeks to identify and honor innovative programs that use children’s literature as a way to promote international understanding.

Schools, libraries, scout troops, clubs and bookstores are all eligible for this award. Does your school or library program or do you know of another organization that “promotes reading as a way to expand a child’s world”?

To learn more about the award, view information about past winners and award criteria and access the downloadable application form, please link to:

You will also find a PowerPoint presentation linked to that page that can help you self-assess your program in terms of the award criteria.

Note: To be considered, the program must have occurred within 2012. The submission deadline for the next award is January 31, 2013.

For additional information contact the USBBY secretariat at: or phone: 224.233.2030, or email committee chair Judi Moreillon at:



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