The Literary Freedom Project believes that cultural identity is a fundamental cornerstone in the development of smart, creative, and focused young people. These qualities, on which families and communities are sustained and strengthened, are honed, in part, through a mix immersive reading –academic, vocational, and pleasure.
With professional instruction from a teaching-artist One Book One Bronx engages in a weekly “call and response” by reading and discussing books that reflect and engage neighbors.
The key to making One Book One Bronx work as a stepping stone to stronger community reading is to have participants read in groups or paired with family–fathers and sons, sisters and brothers, uncles and nieces, etc. It’s “family,” supplemented with instruction, that will create a culture of reading for pleasure.
We are particularly interested in serving the Bronx, and invite the community as well as educators, community organizers, and parents to take part in our programs.
Let One Book One Bronx help you engage minds through reading and writing. Contact us today or download our PDF.
One Book One Bronx is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Bronx Council on the Arts. Additional funding was provided by Humanities New York, Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grant, presented by TD Bank, made possible by the City Parks Foundation and the Parks Equity Initiative of the New York City Council under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilman Fernando Cabrera. Additional support is provided by The New York Public Library, AALBC.com, Boogie Down Books, She Is Mother: Bronx Moms, and Bronx Lattes & Literature.
Literary Freedom Project
557 Grand Concourse Ste 3 PMB 143
Bronx, NY 10451