WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware teenager who started a literacy campaign that brings men into schools to read to children is among those honored as heroes by cable news network CNN.
The network is honoring 14-year-old Imani Henry of Wilmington as a Young Wonder as part of its annual CNN Heroes tribute recognizing those who have distinguished themselves by helping others.
Henry will be among those recognized by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper in a telecast airing Sunday evening.
Henry, who started a program called 100 Men Reading, also was one of five winners picked from more than 1,100 nominees nationwide last year to receive $25,000 prizes, given by Peace First, a national nonprofit that encourages young people to work for positive social change