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Welcome to Literature for All of Us!

We are a nationally recognized, award-winning literary arts organization that brings the rewards of reading and writing to young people in the Chicago area.

Since 1996, we have been connecting young people to their strengths through literature, engaging them in book groups where they read and discuss literature and write poetry. Literature for All of Us is a 501(c)(3) organization.

We open worlds by opening books!

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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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