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Amongst a number of recommendations, from a broad range of experts in the field of literacy and reading promotion, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has selected Room to Read to be the recipient of the Rubenstein Prize, one of three categories of the 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. The prize is awarded to an organization that meets the highest standards of excellence in its operations and systems, has made outstanding and measurable contributions in increasing literacy levels, and has demonstrated exceptional and sustained depth and breadth in its commitment to the advancement of literacy. The Rubenstein Prize includes a $150,000 monetary prize which will contribute to Room to Read’s efforts to help thousands of children across Asia and Africa develop literacy skills and a habit of reading.

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