In October 2017 National Book Month is celebrated. The National Book Foundation is an American nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America. Established 1989 the foundation is the administrator and sponsor of the National Book Awards, a changing set of literary awards inaugurated 1936 and continuous from 1950. It also organizes and sponsors public and educational programs.
The National Book Awards are a set of annual U.S. literary awards. At the final "National Book Awards Ceremony" every November, the National Book Foundation presents the NBAs and two lifetime achievement awards to authors.
The National Book Foundation's Board of Trustees comprises representatives of American literary institutions and the book industry.The Foundation's after-school program, BookUpNYC uses innovative approaches to encourage young people to read for pleasure. (With material from: Wikipedia)