"Barbershops Encouraging Black Boys to Read"

Authors

  • Delia Robinson Richards University of the District of Columbia, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol7.iss8.1672

Keywords:

Barbershop Books, Mr. Alvin Irby, urban, Charles County Public Schools Title I

Abstract

This research project Involved interviewing Title I personnel in Charles County Public Schools and visiting six barbershop owners in Charles County Maryland who are a part of the Barbershop Books project. The visit to these barbershops included interviewing the owners of the barbershops as well as reviewing the books used in the project. These barbershops display a variety of books for young black boys to read while they are waiting to get their hair cut. These books are located on a small bookcase in the corner of the barbershops’ waiting area. The idea of books in the barbershops was to help improve reading skills for Black boys in elementary school. The project was purposed and funded by the Charles County Public Schools Title I Program. The literacy project began in August 2018.  Mr. Alvin Irby, who is a former kindergarten teacher in New York City, is the founder of Barbershop Books.   

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Published

31-08-2019

How to Cite

Richards, D. R. (2019). "Barbershops Encouraging Black Boys to Read". International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 7(8), 252–258. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol7.iss8.1672