Barbershop Books: A Community-Based Approach

Mar 7, 2023

4:30pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: Barbershop Books: A Community-Based Approach, Mar 7, 2023

For nearly 10 years, Barbershop Books has created child-friendly spaces in barbershops and provided early literacy training to barbers in Black communities across the United States. In this dynamic presentation, Barbershop Books Founder, Alvin Irby, discusses the challenges of community-based early literacy work and explores ways communities can support out-of-school time reading among Black boys and other vulnerable children.

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photo of Alvin Irby
Alvin Irby

Barbershop Books