ERF Book Grant to Kenyan Schools

A request from Dr. Miriti Gervasio of Turkana University College, Lodwar, Kenya has resulted in a grant for nearly $5000 for the distribution of locally published graded readers to primary schools focussing on the Arid and Semiarid regions of Kenya where the literacy rate is low — 82%. Kenya as a whole has one of the highest literacy rates in Africa, standing at 82.6%. The distribution of the readers, along with their research project will help determine whether extensive reading can accelerate literacy in this region.

Happy Students at a Kenyan Primary School
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Announcing the Finalists for the 2024 LLL Awards

Congratulations to the publishers who have one or more finalists for the annual Language Learner Literature Awards! The purpose of the awards is to encourage even better graded reading material as well as to help establish “language learner literature” as a valid and authentic genre of literature.

Three anonymous judges in each of the six areas selected these Finalists. Now, teachers who have volunteered to read the books and share them with their students will send in their comments and votes by June 30, 2024. The “Winner” in each category will be announced in August of 2024

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