Wow! So much has happened since our last update and now we finally get to share all the wonderful news with you. Take a look at what we’ve been up to this month.
Storybook Sundays: Des Moines Barber Encourages Reading with New Program
Des Moines Register
“Amaru Johnson eagerly slides into a barber chair, holding a book: ‘Finding Mighty,’ by Sheela Chari. In the book, the main character has a steel robotic hand, which appeals to Johnson, 7, of Des Moines. Johnson begins reading aloud at the insistence of the man standing behind him with steel in his own hand: a pair of sharp scissors.” Read more
Did you know that the Barbershop Books program is now in Daytona Beach, Florida? Check out this amazing photo taken in Cut Masters. “Thank you so much Barbershop Books, the kids absolutely love the books,” says Derrick Harrin, owner of Cut Masters.
A barbershop is where young boys gain wisdom. It’s where they find mentors. It’s where they find laughter. And it’s where they can be unapologetically themselves. This photo submitted by Headquarters Barber Shop in Jacksonville, NC is the perfect representation of what our program is all about.
The Barbershop Books program is in 221 barbershops across 21 states and 56 cities. Partner with us in our pursuit to increase literacy among young Black boys!
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