THE LITERACY CHALLENGE
85% of America’s black male 4th grade students are not proficient in reading.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
Every dollar invested in a Barbershop Books reading space generates 27 minutes of reading in a barbershop.
Help black boys ages 4-8 identify as readers by connecting books and reading to a male-centered space and by involving men in boys early reading experiences.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Alvin Irby is a passionate educator committed to innovative curriculum, child-centered education, and transformative teaching and leadership. As a national speaker and award-winning entrepreneur, Irby has inspired a national movement to put children’s books in barbershops across America. His debut children’s book, Gross Greg, combines his passion for early literacy and comedy. It is a laugh out loud story about a boy who loves eating his boogers. Gross Greg is available Fall 2016.
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