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Trevor Noah, comedian and host of The Daily Show, endorses Barbershop Books.

“A organization fostering a love of reading at an early age. It’s incredible.”

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“Creating literary spaces in places where children find themselves with time on their hands.”

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“The small selves brim with children’s books.”

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“Books that boys actually want to read:

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“Nothing short of transformative.”

“Both practical and meaningful.”

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“Barbershop Books is improving child literacy.”

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“An inspiring and innovative program.”


“Designed to be low maintenance and low cost”

We’ve been recognized by the National Book Foundation.

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