June 10, 2021
We are so excited to be bringing the Little Free Library’s Read in Color™ Initiative to Boston, in collaboration with Candlewick Press and Little Free Library! Started in 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Read in Color™ Initiative is working to create a more diverse and equitable world of literature!
Through this collaboration, 10 new libraries will be installed, and each library will be stocked with books on social justice and racism, and books celebrating marginalized voices and identities (including books from 826 Boston student authors!). With locations at 826 Boston’s Tutoring Center in Egleston Square, Boston Teachers Union School, James W. Hennigan School, Dante Alighieri Montessori School, John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, Phineas Bates Elementary School, Trotter Elementary School, Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, Boston International High School, and the Baldwin Early Learning Center, we can’t wait to share these books with all of you!
Looking to get involved? Here are some things that you can do!
We can’t wait to see you at one of our Little Free Libraries soon!
P.S. If you visit the library and take a picture, tag us @826boston and use the hashtag #ReadinColor!