Our mission is to change the lives of brown teens by improving their reading, writing, social and cultural literacy with equal access to culturally responsive books and authors.
We intend to narrow the two-year achievement gap for brown teens and liberate their imagination, experiences and opportunities through reading, writing, critical thinking and creating.
Through major partnerships with public libraries, we will establish an innovative literary community for teens to consistently evolve and improve their quality of life. By hosting engaging, fun and interactive book clubs and literary-themed social events, we will make libraries the place for teens to read together and connect again!
#BrownTeensRead is a nonprofit 501(c) organization committed to making reading (and writing) accessible, engaging and fun for teens in all communities equally by establishing book clubs and hosting literary-themed social events.
#BrownTeensRead recognizes the historical legacies of bias, racism and bigotry that exists in the world and especially in education. Therefore, we want, and welcome, all teens to work with us to create a literary culture as diverse and equitable as the books we'll read regardless of their race, zip code, social status, disability, gender, sexual orientation or citizenship status.