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Literature for All of Us is an award-winning, nationally recognized organization that uses an innovative book group model to build communities of readers, writers and critical thinkers in underserved communities in Chicago and Evanston, Ill., and beyond.‚Äč

Thank you for supporting the 2016 Gala: Mardi Gras Magic! This event supports our trauma-informed book groups and isn't possible without you.

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My Spirit has the Strength
by Raven Cameron, age 19

My spirit has the strength to do anything.
My spirit has the strength to go places I've never been,
imagine things I want to see,
become a person I've never been.
My spirit has the strength!

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Honor Thy Mother Luncheon 2016

Join us on May 7, when more than 200 literacy-lovers will gather at the Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood for our 16th annual event celebrating the women in our lives. We are honored to have as our keynote speaker Gail Tsukiyama, the award-winning author of "The Samurai's Garden" and "Hundred Flowers."

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"What I received in book group is the greatest gift anyone can ever give - the gift of hope and the gift of dreams."
- Book Group participant

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