Barbershop Books is a community-based program founded in 2013 by Alvin Irby that leverages the cultural significance of barbershops in Black communities to increase out of school reading time among young Black boys. (Above) Boys read- ing at a barbershop affiliated with Barbershop Books.
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Barbara Bush Foundation, Barbershop Books, Penguin Young Readers partner to provide child-friendly reading spaces in Baltimore and Detroit Barbershops
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has partnered with Barbershop Books and Penguin Young Readers to provide child- friendly reading spaces and early literacy training to help expand reading opportunities for Black boys in Baltimore and Detroit.