Literacy

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.  

LeVar Burton will receive the Children's & Family Emmy Awards’ lifetime achievement honor.

Steph and Ayesha Curry are creating libraries for youth in underserved neighborhoods throughout Oakland.

The nonprofit Hit the Books is empowering Harlem youth through education and mixed martial arts.

Arin Gentry, founder of the As Told By Foundation, is using her nonprofit to make Black literature accessible to young readers.

Tiffany Haddish has inked a deal with HarperCollins to create children’s books.

Steph and Ayesha Curry recently led a youth empowerment initiative in Oakland.

Stephen and Ayesha Curry donated thousands of books to students in Oakland.

A 6-year-old from Long Island donated over 5,000 books to children in need amid the pandemic.

Former first lady Michelle Obama will host virtual read-alongs for youth amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Award-winning author Jason Reynolds has been appointed National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.

Barbershop Books is bringing literature to barbershops across the country to inspire young Black boys to read.