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Coronavirus Update

We’re inspiring boys to read wherever they are

Barbershop Books has distributed 2,325 free new books to emergency feeding sites and due to your generosity, we're preparing to giveaway a lot more. We're also leading weekly virtual read alouds and developing an innovative eLibrary. Special thanks to Oakpoint Charitable Foundation and our community partners across the country.

New Digital Content to Inspire Young Readers

To ensure Black boys and other vulnerable children have academically enriching, culturally responsive, and fun reading experiences, Barbershop Books leads weekly virtual read alouds. We are also developing an online eLibrary filled with quality children’s literature from Black authors and illustrators.

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