One Book One Bronx is presented by the Literary Freedom Project. LFP believes that cultural identity is a fundamental cornerstone in the development of smart, creative, and engaged communities. These qualities, on which cultures are sustained and strengthened, are honed, in part, through a mix immersive reading –academic, vocational, and pleasure.
One Book One Bronx is a new style reading group that inspires, encourages, and delights readers. Every week, we meet to discuss one book that reflects the people of the Bronx. Reading together works as a stepping stone to strengthen literacy and build reading comprehension. One Book One Bronx seeks to build a culture of reading. Each session is led by a teaching-artist and is free to join. The first 25 attendees receive a free copy of the reading selection.
These restorative conversations related to gentrification, social justice, women’s empowerment, criminal justice, and racial inequality reflect the racial, economic, and gender demographics of the borough and build bridges to engagement while (re)sparking a love of literature.
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
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Bronx, NY 10451