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 literary “call and response” by reading, discussing, then writing short stories, essays, or poems based on the reading selection. An emphasis is placed on reading comprehension, creative and expository writing.
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.
The Literary Freedom Project is a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization that seeks to restore the importance of reading books as an essential tool for creating intelligent, productive, and engaged young people. Towards this goal, LFP publishes Mosaic Literary Magazine; develops literature-based lesson plans; and hosts the Mosaic Literary Conference, an annual literature-education event. We invite educators, community organizers, and parents to take part in our programs.
One Book One Bronx was funded in part with support from the 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.
Literary Freedom Project
314 West 231 St #470
Bronx, NY 10463