Reading is so lit!

Even during these difficult times, Barbershop Books is leading the way in bringing joy to young boys of color through literacy. Take a moment to read about the new partnerships and programs supporting young readers. Reading So Lit The first cohort of Reading So Lit is complete! Barbershop Books is proud to announce that 17 participants finished the Reading […]

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Black Male Educators Are A Precious Resource

Hello friends, How are you? Thank you for subscribing to the Irby Review and sharing your thoughts with me each month. Here are some articles I read that I think would be of interest to you during these challenging times. Minneapolis Barber Lamberto Vergara On His Boarded-Up Shop: “We’re In This Together” From Mexico, to Brooklyn, and onto owning a barbershop in Minneapolis, Lamberto […]

We Need Your Input

The Barbershop Books team is excited to share with you more updates concerning our efforts to help families during these difficult times. Take a moment to read about our new developments that can help inspire kids to read across the country. We Need Your Input Are you a self-published author or illustrator of a diverse […]

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Home Schooling Tips and More…

Hello friends, Thank you for subscribing to the Irby Review and sharing your thoughts with me each month. Here are some articles I read that I think would be of interest to you during these challenging times. Stuck At Home? These 12 Famous Museum Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take On Your Couch Spring break plans were canceled. Summer travel is […]

We’re here to help

We’re Here to Help

These are challenging and uncertain times for everyone and especially parents of young children who are now home for the foreseeable future. Here at Barbershop Books, we want to share some helpful resources that we ALL can enjoy. Whether you are a parent trying to navigate homeschooling your child, an adult who needs some comedic […]

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How to Keep Kids of All Ages Reading During the Summer

Hello friends, Thank you for subscribing to The Irby Review and sharing your thoughts with me every month! Here are some thought-provoking articles I discovered in the past month that I want to share with you: Nearly One-In-Five Americans Now Listen to Audio books Do you prefer to hold and read a print book? Do you feel you are retaining […]