by Rebecca Krevat

Florida Teen Opens Library for Homeless Youth

Fifteen-year-old Lilli Leight of Miami, Florida, has just won the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize for a two-part initative that began as a bat mitzvah project: a “giving library” that has provided thousands of books for children in a local homeless shelter, and a teen book club aptly named “iRead” to get others involved in this literacy project.

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