Tuesday, April 13, 2021

A Virtual Event

COVID-19 has changed everything about how our nation’s youngest children are

reading and learning this year. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to ensuring

that preschool-aged children aren’t left behind and that they have a positive and

healthy foundation for literacy.

Books for Kids will be holding the inaugural Heroes of Education Event on April 13, 2021.

This virtual event will honor and recognize educators who have continued to

educate and inspire despite the challenges of the COVID pandemic, as well as those who have improved the landscape of early childhood through their work.


  2021 Awards  

Penguin Young Readers

will be honored with the John Graham Tucker Leadership Award

Mike Curato & the
Little Elliot Series

will be honored with the Book of the Year Award

  2021 Sponsors  

Want to sponsor this year's event? Learn about our sponsorship opportunities HERE 
or reach out to
 Robin Adelson: radelson@booksforkids.org, 212.760.2665

Wordsmith Sponsors

Bibliophile Sponsors

Bookworm Sponsors

Ron & Steve Sussman

 Nominate YOUR Education Hero

This year we will be celebrating those who have continued to educate and inspire during the COVID-19 crisis by honoring up to 10 educators from across the country.

We are open for nominations! 

Nominations must be received by 11:59 pm ET on Monday, March 8, 2021

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Books for Kids is a 501c3 nonprofit established in 1986. Our mission is to promote literacy among preschool-aged children in under-resourced communities. We create libraries and implement literacy programs in order to help children develop the critical early-literacy and social-emotional skills they need to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.

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