Contact: Angela Thullen
ALA Public Programs Office
Program Officer, Communications
CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) selected 4,000 school and public libraries throughout the country to receive the sixth annual We the People Bookshelf. Libraries from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories will receive the collection of 17 books for young readers on the theme “Picturing America.” A full list of Bookshelf recipients will be available at publicprograms.ala.org/bookshelf in mid April.
In addition to the set of 17 books for young readers, the selected libraries will receive three of the titles in Spanish translation, posters, bookmarks and bookplates to assist in the promotion of the We the People Bookshelf, as well as two bonus titles for readers of all ages.