The American Library Association’s (ALA) Public Programs Office (PPO) is pleasedto partner with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the fifth “Wethe People” Bookshelf project. Part of the NEH’s “We the People”initiative, the Bookshelf is a grant program created to encourage young peopleto read and understand great literature while exploring themes in Americanhistory. This year’s theme is “CreatedEqual.” In spring 2008, NEH and ALA will select 3,000 libraries to receivethe “Created Equal” Bookshelf. Those selected will be required to usethe Bookshelf selections in programs for young readers in their communities.

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