Happy New Year! Thank you for supporting Barbershop Books and for helping us inspire Black boys to read.
Here’s what you may have missed in the media this week:
There are barbershops with good cuts and conversation, and then there are barbershops like Sharp Image in Menlo Park, stocked with children’s books to promote literacy in the community. Catch this segment
“Barbershops are like a cultural center for black males. For a lot of boys the barbers are a stable role model and black boys go there regularly” says Barbershop Books Founder Alvin Irby. Read more
Check out our program news:
- Watch for our “firsts” in Atlanta and Seattle next month. Thank you to everyone who donated to the organization during the holiday season!
- As a supporter of literacy and Barbershop Books, we are inviting you to join Alvin Irby and other thought-leaders at the Bank Street College of Education symposium “Early Childhood Black Lives Matter At School” on February 6th from 4:00-8:30. Click for tickets and details.
Help us expand into our targeted cities. Here is another opportunity to put new books into boys’ hands and promote early literacy. Donate Now