Teen honored by CNN for launching literacy program CNN 2015 Imani Henry (L) and host Anderson Cooper attend CNN Heroes 2015 - Show at American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. 25619_023 (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for CNN)
Teen honored by CNN for launching literacy program
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A Delaware teenager started a literacy program that brings men into schools to read to children. She is among those honored as heroes by cable news network CNN.
 
The network honored 14-year-old Imani Henry of Wilmington. She has been chosen as a Young Wonder. The honor is part of the annual CNN Heroes tribute. The tribute recognizes those who have made a name for themselves by helping others.
 
Henry was among those recognized by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. She was part of a telecast Dec. 6.
 
Henry started a program called 100 Men Reading. She also was one of five winners picked from more than 1,100 nominees nationwide last year. Winners were given $25,000 prizes. The awards were given by Peace First. It's a national nonprofit that encourages young people to work for positive social change.

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  • judithg-sch
    12/11/2015 - 01:42 p.m.

    Who:A teen
    What:Launches literacy program
    Were:Delwere
    When:2015
    Why:Because she did
    How:She launched the company
    Question one

  • johnv-sch
    12/11/2015 - 02:26 p.m.

    this is news story because it describes a series of news in this channel called CNN and it tells an event that a 14 year old girl tells men to read to there kids and CNN honors this girl for do it.

  • anazavala-sch
    12/11/2015 - 03:29 p.m.

    What is ''news''?:This event is unique because a 14 yr old girl named Imani Henry was awarded because she created a literacy program called 100 men reading. Which was an act of heroism because not a lot of kids really want to help other kids out, and instead this 14 yr old girl dose something different and creates a program called 100 men read

  • nicolettem-2-bar
    12/11/2015 - 04:01 p.m.

    The thing that makes Lmani Henry a hero is he started a literaracy program where men read to children and this program can change everything making Henry a hero.

  • stellas-6-bar
    12/11/2015 - 04:04 p.m.

    Imani Henry is considered a hero because she started a literacy program that brings men into schools to read to the children. I think this is a good cause.

  • kevine-4-bar
    12/11/2015 - 04:06 p.m.

    Imani Henry is a hero because she is making a program to get adult men reading to children that need education. She is called it 100 men reading.

  • elizabeths-1-gra
    12/14/2015 - 11:32 a.m.

    She started a program called 100 men reading. Where men would read to children.

  • brittanyk-1-mci
    12/14/2015 - 11:33 a.m.

    I think that it is great that she is doing that for those kids.

  • jakew-gra
    12/14/2015 - 11:34 a.m.

    Imani Henry should be a hero because she started a literacy program for 100 men reading to children.

  • kates-gra
    12/14/2015 - 11:36 a.m.

    Because she started a literacy program that brings men into schools to read to children.

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