This week, we've been sharing a lot of exciting news with our readers. From being content for Worldreader's “E-Books For All” Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to having our work selected for inclusion in the 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards ‘Best Practices’ publication - we've had many reasons to celebrate. Earlier this week, we heard that we've also been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA).
ALMA @awardofficealma nominees, 2015 from #India include @tarabooks, @katha_india, @prathambooks, @tulikabooks and #A&ABookTrust.
— Sweden in India (@SwedeninIndia) October 14, 2014
197 candidates from 61 countries are nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2015. ALMA is considered the largest prize for children's and young adult literature and is given to outstanding authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters in the memory of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, most known for her children's book Pippi Longstocking.
We are also happy to announce that the other Indian organizations nominated this time are Tara Katha, Tara Books, Tulika Books and A & A Book Trust. It feels great to be recognized as promoters of reading among children. You can see the entire list of candidates here.
The 2015 laureate will be announced on 31 March 2015. Thank you friends, for being with us while we get our kids reading in every part of India!