Literature for All of Us brings the rewards of reading and writing through book group discussions to young people and other participants in underserved neighborhoods. We build communities of readers, poets, and critical thinkers. We develop family literacy by providing children’s literature and child development resources to teen parents. We open worlds by opening books.
Provide trauma-informed literacy support for more than 800 participants ages 12+ | Facilitate 27 weekly book groups at 15 Chicagoland sites | Distribute more than 2,000 new books including novels, poetry collections, children’s books and writing journals | Publish 27 original poetry anthologies | Promote family literacy through book group programs for pregnant and parenting teens | Partner with programs nationwide to share our award-winning curriculm | Support workforce development with on-site literacy enhancement and soft skills training
Who attends our book groups? Learn more about them and why they love book group in our "Participant Spotlight" video. Visit our YouTube channel for more!