The school, one of the city's largest and oldest elementary institutions, has operated without a library for a decade. The shelves of the new space will be stocked with pieces of literature penned by diverse authors and stories in which students can see themselves reflected.
Arin Gentry, founder of the As Told By Foundation, is using her nonprofit to make Black literature accessible to young readers.
Award-winning author Jason Reynolds has been appointed National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.
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