J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, was named one of Britain’s top 10 literacy heroes in a competition launched by the National Literary Trust. Rowling was chosen as a literacy hero for her contribution to British children’s literature and the impact her books have had on an entire generation of readers.
Each of the 10 winners was chosen for their services to community-wide literacy levels or for achievements in overcoming their own literacy problems. The National Literary Trust is a charity dedicated to improving literacy levels in the U.K. and supporting literacy projects in schools and disadvantaged communities.
To find out more about the National Literacy Trust, visit their website.