On Friday June 14th, Portfolio and friends will be participating in the annual Penguin Random House Global Walk in NYC to benefit Barbershop Books!
Portfolio is a small but mighty group of walkers! Every year we pick a team name that plays on one of our book titles. This year, we chose the ultimate pun: BRAVE NEW WALK (based on Aaron Dignan's BRAVE NEW WORK; derived from the classic, BRAVE NEW WORLD).
Developed in Harlem, Barbershop Books is a community-based program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops and provides early literacy training to barbers across America. They leverage the cultural significance of barbershops in Black communities to increase boys’ access to culturally relevant, age appropriate, and gender responsive children’s books and to increase out-of-school time reading among young black boys.
Every step you take on the walk will help nurture young readers from underrepresented communities.
Together, Penguin Random House and Barbershop Books can help create an environment that fosters a passion for reading.