We Inspire Children to Identify As Readers and Enjoy Learning!
Our award-winning programs amplify the possibilities, strengths, and interests of Black boys.
What We’ve Heard
“I learned why my son loves Captain Underpants – it’s as silly as he can be – and that the genre is OK for beginning readers. Comics get a bad rep.”
— Ersula R., North Carolina
“He was able to participate in a program with peers and an instructor that reflected him. He really enjoyed participating in the program. He told me after today’s class that he wished it would have continued until school started back up.”
— Sharon M., Rhode Island
“His taste stayed fairly consistent, only he gained more vocabulary describing it. He can now articulate the genre and category.”
— April C., New York City
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Empowering Communities with quality books!
Through an innovative partnership with America’s largest online retailer of used books, we help schools and community-based orgs get high-interest, gently used books to children who need them most. Barbershop Books curates each title and only provides used books that are “good quality” or better.