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Digital Content to Inspire Young Readers

To provide Black boys and other vulnerable children with fun reading experiences during this difficult time, we launched Barbershop Books Storytime. This free online collection of weekly read aloud videos features founder Alvin Irby and other males of color. Barbershop Books Storytime is used by parents, educators, and child-serving organizations throughout the United States.

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