One Book One Bronx is a new style book club that gets people reading again. We engage in a literary “call and response” by reading and discussing books that inspire, encourage, and delight readers.
Our book clubs bring neighbors and family together to read and discuss one book that reflects that community. Reading together works as a stepping stone to strengthen literacy and build reading comprehension. Friends and family–fathers and sons, sisters and brothers, uncles and nieces come– come together to enjoy a great book that reflect the community. It’s “family,” supplemented with instruction, that create a culture of reading for pleasure. Each session is led by a teaching-artist.
The Literary Freedom Project believes that cultural identity is a fundamental cornerstone in the development of smart, creative, and focused young people. Culture, on which families and communities are sustained and strengthened, is honed through a mix immersive reading –academic, vocational, and pleasure.