Ohio ebook project wins $5M grant
A project that aims to publish digital versions of the books Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and The Hunger Games trilogy has received $5 million in federal funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The grant application filed with the US Department of Education states that the ebook project “will allow the public to learn about the world’s most popular books, including The Hunger Wars, by adapting the books to Kindle and other e-readers and to read and share them with others.”
The funds were announced on Wednesday by a White House official, and are aimed at supporting projects aimed at “educating the public on books, the arts, and culture.”
The funding comes from the US National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, which also has the National Library of Medicine.
The grants, which cover the first half of 2017, were to be awarded to projects based on the work of several other organizations, including the National Science Foundation.
The Hunger Games: A Novel is a trilogy of books published by HarperCollins, which has won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The first book in the series, The Hunger, was published in 2016 and is available for pre-order through Amazon.
The Hunger Game, which follows the lives of the main characters, was released in 2018 and was followed by the first two books in the trilogy, The First, and The Second, published in 2019.
The third book, The Third, was announced in November and was due out in October.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said the grant application was “a significant step toward expanding access to literacy resources for children.”
The grant will be used to help fund “learning activities that foster literacy, particularly for children with limited access to educational resources,” according to the NIH.
The fund is available to all NIH programs, including its Children’s Health Initiative.
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