We have already received several nominations so far! Perhaps you will find inspiration in these nominees and nominate a literacy hero of your own!
Valerie Hardie – Valerie has 22 years of literacy training under her belt, acting as the director the San Diego Public Library’s award winning adult literacy program READ/San Diego. She has played a crucial part in improving literacy within the city.
Thu Nguyen – Thu visits the City Heights StoryTent every Saturday morning. If she notices a lack of volunteers at the StoryTent, Thu does not hesitate to jump in and help out. Not only does she bring her daughter to the StoryTent, but her neighbor’s children as well. She believes that “When you help someone else you are really helping yourself.”
Prince Daniels Jr. – Prince shows that reading can be cool! He is both energetic and passionate about promoting reading. His book not only excites children about reading, but teaches mindfulness as well. He connects with reluctant readers, and uses his own personal experience to convey the importance of being able to read.
Izzy at the Imperial Beach StoryTent – Izzy started out as a reader at the Imperial Beach StoryTent. She progressed from learning to read, to writing her own book! Izzy even donated her book to the StoryTent. Talk about inspirational!
Robert Sabuda – Robert Sabuda creates artistic and attention grabbing pop-up books. His work has the ability to capture reluctant readers and transform they way these young minds view reading.
John Lewis – Congressman John Lewis is extremely passionate about the power of reading, and actively helps promote it. He assisted in writing a book called March, that has swept the country. Having grown up in segregation, he was not allowed to read in certain libraries. This did not stop him, but instead empowered him to fight for civil right and justice.