Testimonials

“LITERATURE FOR ALL OF US HAS DONE EXCEPTIONALLY WELL IN IMPROVING THE WELL-BEING OF MANY CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS…YOU HAVE CREATED NEW GENERATIONS OF LITERATURE LOVERS.” 

President Barack Obama

Our founder Karen Thomson, with then-Senator Barack Obama and Sen Dick Durbin. In 2006, Literature for All received the Coming Up Taller Award at a White House ceremony, which Senators Obama and Durbin attended. The award was presented by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

“BOOK GROUP MADE ME FEEL LIKE SOMEBODY. MADE ME WANT TO BE SOMEBODY.”

Nicole Williams

Book Group Alum

“BOOK GROUP MADE ME FEEL LIKE SOMEBODY. MADE ME WANT TO BE SOMEBODY.”

Nicole Williams

Book Group Alum

“Books saved me, and not in some detached, suspense-filled way…I realized that the stories that touched me most were the ones I related to. In essence, I fell in love with my own story.”
Jerusalem Singleton

Poet, Literature for All of Us Alumna

“Knowing that I’m going to have book group makes me want to come to school.” 

Book Group Participant

Upton Sinclair High School

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