We somehow missed this announcement and story a few weeks ago out of Frankfurt, Germany, at the Frankfurt Book Fair: Google has launched what it calls The Literacy Project. From the project Web site:
A resource for teachers, literacy organisations and anyone interested in reading and education, created in collaboration with LitCam, Google, and UNESCO's Institute for Lifelong Learning.
Find books, articles and videos about literacy, or start your own literacy or reading group!
Take a look, following the link above, and/or jump to this Reuters story about the project: Google Launches Literacy Project.