Believe it or not, it's almost over with only a few weeks to go. (Where did that year go?) Did you notice any major steps forward? Any big thrusts from those who carried the torch to get people (and, more importantly, children, especially boys) reading? Any significant changes leading to improvement in your area?
If so, The National Year of Reading wants to hear of your "Reading Heroes". There will be 25 of them. Criteria to be met are:
- The impact and contribution a nominated Reading Hero has made to the reading lives of others and/or themselves.
- How a Reading Hero’s contribution reflects the overall aims of NYR in promoting reading to particular audiences, and in supporting reading as an essential tool for life.
- The creativity and resourcefulness of the nominee, and personal challenges they may have had to overcome.
Nominations are sought in the following categories (from their website):