Over the past 2 years, Barbershop Books has transformed 49 barbershops into community spaces that support positive early reading experiences for boys in 18 cities across 11 states.
Barbershop Books will receive a $10,000 prize and will be recognized at the second annual Why Reading Matters Conference on June 15.
Four organizations received honorable mention for the 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize are Books@Work (Shaker Heights, OH), the Great Reading Games (Princeton, NJ), Poetry in Motion (New York, NY), and Reach Out and Read (Boston, MA).
VIDEO DISCUSSION: Should Carmelo Anthony be upset with Chris Rock's pass at his estranged wife, La La Anthony? Is Chris Rock pouring salt in the wounds?
Word on the street is that New York Knicks basketball player Carmelo Anthony is hopping mad at comedian Chris Rock for shooting his shot at his estranged wife, La La Anthony on The Wendy Williams Show.
The Jasmine Brand is reporting that Anthony was so mad, he texted several friends to complain/vent and called film director and NY Knicks super fan Spike Lee for help; and reportedly La La is amused.