We’ve talked with countless parents who have spent multiple years and thousands of dollars on reading tutors —- and their child still is struggling to read and write proficiently. Why is this? And how can we keep it from happening?Read More
Every child deserves to see themselves reflected in the stories they read.
About a year and a half ago, I walked into a popular bookstore to continue a tradition of buying my 7-year-old niece some children’s books for her birthday. I asked the sales associate to help me find age-appropriate books featuring Black girls. After about 30 minutes in the store searching shelves full of books featuring animals and children who looked nothing like my niece, I left empty-handed, frustrated, and, as a life-long book lover, saddened that there were likely few bookstores my niece could walk into and feel seen. It was out of this experience that Young, Black & Lit was born.Read More