ABOUT US
our story
story shares| a nonprofit literacy organization dedicated to inspiring a love of reading across the globe.
OUR PURPOSE
"Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope."
~ Kofi Annan
773 MILLION
teens & adults
CAN'T READ
above a basic level.
The key to spreading the foundational & transformational power to read? Irresistible books. Readers are made among the pages of the books they love.
At StoryShares, we are
reimagining a global library
to woo more readers and
combat illiteracy with
the joy of reading.
Because everyone deserves the chance to fall in love with a book...
and sometimes, it just takes one.
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." ~ Frederick Douglass
MISSION STATEMENT
Story Shares is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to dreaming up a new shelf in the global library filled with diverse, compelling, and accessible books to engage & inspire the millions of underrepresented teens and adults and transform them into readers.
OUR SOLUTION
STORY SHARES IS A LITERACY STUDIO
a reading & writing hub for schools & families
Awards From
our comprehensive literacy resource leverages technology, community, and best practices in literacy to support struggling readers in middle school, high school, and beyond.
learning solution + maker space
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HOW IT WORKS
bringing together great content + community + technology
to spread the power of reading across the globe
Generating irresistible books at all interest & reading levels to fill the empty shelf in the global library
FOR READERS
To replace THESE CHOICES...
WITH THESE
Old School Books
babyish, irrelevant, embarrassing
WITH THESE
diverse, compelling, accessible
babyish, irrelevant, embarrassing
diverse, compelling, accessible
EASY TO READ. HARD TO PUT DOWN.
EASY TO READ.
HARD TO PUT DOWN.
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EDTECH HUB | digital learning studio
EDTECH HUB
digital learning studio
technology
providing embedded tools to engage and inspire readers + lesson plans, assessments, and tracking dashboards to support teachers
FOR SCHOOLS
FOR SCHOOLS
Enhanced eReader
Tools and features to spur engagement, support comprehension, encourage interaction, and empower readers
eBook Publishing Platform
Guiding students, teachers, and writers to create, design, and publish their own eBooks
Classroom Dashboards
Tools and features to spur engagement, support comprehension, encourage interaction, and empower readers
Personal Bookshelves
Supporting teachers with plans, strategies, personalized, and classroom bookshelves and tracking tools for students of all ages and levels.
Teacher Resource Portal
With curated content around relevant topics: articles, research, how-to's, demos, tips and tricks, digital tools, and more
Interested in bringing Story Shares to your school or classroom?
learn more
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PUBLISHER | innovative content generation
PUBLISHER
innovative content generation
community
Crowdsourcing to generate new content: tapping into the existing community of writers and providing them with the inspiration and guidance to create the books our readers need
FOR WRITERS
FOR WRITERS
Harnessing the natural symbiosis between readers & writers, to facilitate the efficient creation of fresh content, and turn this vicious cycle into a virtuous one
(it takes a village)
Awards From
For writers
Why write?
writing
contest with cash prizes
eBook publishing platform
professional editing and design
eager
reader
audience
chance to impact global literacy
  • writing contest with cash prizes
  • eBook publishing platform
  • professional editing and design
  • eager reader audience
  • chance to impact global literacy
The 2021 Story of the Year Contest is open to submissions November 2, 2021 - February 2, 2022
*Writers, trying to access your storyshares books from before? Send us a note and we will help you link them to your new account.
WHERE WE ARE
Where We Are
Where We Are
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IT'S WORKING
We are encouraged by feedback from teachers, readers, and content experts. Early research shows that students spend more time reading independently with StoryShares books.
WITH AWARDS FROM
Awards From
Awards From
Awards From
"Story Shares is a life changer for my son."
~ Jeanelle P. Boston, MA
"Story Shares creates and provides relevant, ethical, and thoughtful resources for the many readers, educators, and families seeking support for the literacy growth of our youth."
~ Literacy expert
PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTIONS
school & family reading plans now available