I hope you found a warm place to cuddle up with a good book during the polar vortex. Keep the winter blues away by being active, using bright lights inside, and of course curling up with a book.
Thank you for helping us to inspire Black boys to read.
Barbershop Books in the Media
WOSU Public Media
Barbershop Books is proud to partner with Pure Elegance Barber & Beauty in Columbus, Ohio! Terrance Seals’ shop is promoting youth literacy through Barbershop Books and helping to fight infant mortality in their community through education and Columbus’ CelebrateOne Initiative. Catch this segment
Because Of Them We Can
The popular internet platform showcasing Black excellence and history features the story of Barbershop Books and details the distinction between this organization and others. Read here
Here is a new, privately-funded reading space in A-Town Barbershop, in Decatur, Georgia, part of the Atlanta metro area. Also, we are pleased to announce that reading spaces are currently in route to new barbershop partners in Laurelton, NY, Seattle, and Chase City, VA. Virginia and Washington are our two newest states with participating barbershops.
Reading Holiday Project, Inc., the parent organization of Barbershop Books, is launching Beautyshop Books later this year and we need your help. If you’re a teacher or parent of a Black girl ages 4-8 email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about how you can help.
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