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Relationship Building

Here are some of the most interesting articles I read this past month. Please feel free to share these great reads with your friends, colleagues, and family. Let Children Get Bored Again I think that children should have unscheduled time in their day but I also think access to technology should be restricted. A child with […]

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4 Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are four great children’s books that celebrate the power and ingenuity of women: “Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World”  by Susan Hood and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, Emily Winfield Martin, Shadra Strickland, Melissa Sweet, LeUyen Pham, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Lisa Brown, Selina Alko, […]

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Barbershop Books Monthly News

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 […]

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L.O.V.E.

Love is in the air and we are not just talking about Valentine’s Day. It is highly important to instill a love of reading early on in your child’s life. With that being said, here is an acronym that will help:  L – Listen to your child’s interests. Children know their likes and dislikes. Some […]

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Here’s What You May Have Missed

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: KTVU- Fox 2 Menlo Park, California There are barbershops with good cuts and conversation, and then there are barbershops like Sharp Image in Menlo Park, stocked […]

Family Literacy Month

Family Literacy Month

November is one of our favorite months because it is Family Literacy Month! Story time is a great opportunity to bond with your child and help them practicing their reading skills. A family that reads together, grows together. Here are some tips on how to celebrate Family Literacy Month: (1) The Joys of Childhood. We […]

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Read the Book, Watch the Movie

We have received many tips on how parents across the country are inspiring their young readers and wanted to share with all of you in hopes to spread the good news. Are you currently trying to figure out how to inspire your young child? Need book suggestions? Looking for creative ways to get involved in […]

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Need a Few Suggestions?

Now that school is back in session and your young reader is enjoying the joys of learning, the team at Barbershop Books thought it would be helpful to provide you with a short list of must-read children’s books that will keep your young reader inspired! Here are a few suggestions: Enough “America has been molded […]

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Teacher Identity

Recent research suggests that young Black children, especially Black boys, benefit when they have Black male teachers. “Research has found that boys, and particularly Black boys, are more affected than girls by disadvantages, like poverty and racism, and by positive influences, like high-quality schools and role models. Yet they are least likely to have had […]

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New Insights and Adventures

It’s back-to-school time and I couldn’t be more excited! Although I’m no longer in the classroom, each fall I’m reminded of the joy of new beginnings and the importance of my educational journey. I hope your fall is filled with new insights and adventures. Here are a few great reads I encountered this month: Decades […]