Barbershop Books, Winner of the 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize Copy

January 2017



The 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize has been awarded to Barbershop Books, a community-based reading program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops.

Barbershop Books’ mission is to help black boys ages 4-8 to identify as readers by connecting books and reading to a male-centered space and by involving men in boys’ early reading experiences.

You can learn more about Barbershop Books on Mashable, or watch their profile on CNN below.