Library youth program aims to make reading cool
Texas initiative to feature contests, scholarships and a hip-hop cafe
— reported by the Houston Chronicle
Citing a need to get more teens to enjoy reading and writing, the Houston Public Library and the H-E-B supermarket chain announced a statewide literacy initiative that will include the creation of a hip-hop cafe featuring poetry slams, teen book discussions and author visits.
The initiative will include a short story contest open to Texas middle and high school students.
Two grand prizes of four years tuition to any Texas state university will be awarded.