The nation's most innovative solution for inspiring young black boys to read

Empowering Communities to Support Early Literacy

Increase out-of-school time reading with boy-approved books in local barbershops

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Expand reading opportunities for children with Barbershop Books’ innovative model:

Easy to Start

All program materials ship directly to participating barbershops.

Curated Books

Child-friendly bookshelf displays titles recommended by Black boys.

Barber Training

In-person early literacy workshops equip barbers to inspire boys to read.*

Ongoing Support

Work with barbers and barbershops to continually improve the program.

* Available for neighborhood or city level implementation (10+ barbershops).

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