We are a group of walkers from Random House Children's Books who feel passionate about promoting literacy for young readers. This year we are walking to support Barbershop Books.
Barbershop Books is a community-based program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops and provides early literacy training to barbers across America. We 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.
By donating, you are helping to promote literacy to young readers. Every dollar invested in Barbershop Books generates 21 minutes of reading.