Share your latest good read in the comments below!
I'm still working my way through Better, not Bitter by Dr. Yusef Salaam @dr.yusefsalaam . So far, VERY good. I see where aspects of Punching the Air are coming through.
If you still want to meet online for an online book discussion, DM.
AALBC created a directory list of Black-owned bookstores in the U.S. If you wanted to pick up a new book this weekend and support literacy in your community, check the linktree in the bio.
My local Black Bookstore is @frugalbooks in Roxbury, MA.
Or visit your local public library and browse, it's FREE. There is also a link in the bio for your nearest public library too.
My local library is @worcesterpubliclibrary They keep me set with audiobooks and popular reads.
Shout out your local book spot.
A research article, report, and news story featuring @mahoganybooks address this urgent crisis.
Free access to libraries doesn't remedy this scenario either. The Urban Education article states "...this national survey found that only 8% of low-income families reported having taken advantage of library resources."
How can libraries think out outreach differently?
There are numerous community advocates, like @brotherswithbooks (interview and podcast in bio link) who are addressing the problem locally.
What needs to happen differently to create Book Oases in underserved areas?
Share your thoughts below.
Access to book desert information in this post is available in the linktree above.
Publisher & author Wade Hudson, author Tony Medina, Illustrator Gordon James, Patrick & Tiffeni from We Are Here Lit, discuss literacy narratives, writing, the state of literacy and Black boys, visual literacy, libraries, and encouraging words for young Black males.
WE ARE HERE will provide you book reviews, discussions, news, and programming about literature and literacy by and about Black males. This site will also feature vlog conversations on topics related to the promoting literacy and voice for Black boys and young men.