readergirlz is a literacy and social media project for teens, awarded the National Book Foundation's Innovations in Reading Prize. The rgz blog serves as a depot for news and YA reviews from industry professionals and teens. As volunteers return full force to their own YA writing, the organization continues to hold one initiative a year to impact teen literacy. All are welcome to "like" us on Facebook!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Most Literate City is Seattle!

The Seattle Times

Seattle Time Book Editor, Mary Ann Gwinn, recently reported that Seattle earned the title Most Literate City in 2009! The survey conducted by Central Connecticut State University placed Washington D.C. at number two and Minneapolis number three.

Seattle was first:
* for number of bookstores per 10,000 people
* for holding the most high school and college degrees
* for being third in Internet usage
* for fourth in library usage
* and 17th in newspaper readers

And Seattle is the birthplace of rgz, championing teen literacy and corresponding social service. Woot!

Here's to the Emerald City and all things bookish!

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Erin said...


Martha Brockenbrough said...

And now I get to rub this in the faces of my Minneapolis kin. :-)

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Priya said...

Seattle's the best! :)

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