ANDERSON — In an effort to improve elementary literacy in Indiana schools, Lilly Endowment and the Indiana Department of Education are investing $111 million. On Thursday in front of a room of Anderson elementary students, Governor Eric Holcomb, IDOE and Lilly Endowment announced what leaders said is the “state’s largest-ever financial investment in literacy.” “Today […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Central Library in Downtown Indianapolis is home to the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC), but you don’t have to even be in the State of Indiana to access one of its newest community resources. On Tuesday, the CBLC debuted interactive kiosks that allow uses to see videos, 3-D images and […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Ujamaa Community Bookstore is doing more than selling books and promoting reading. It’s bringing US history to life, working to educate those who stop in about the culture and traditions of the Black experience in America. “We just want to build the culture. We don’t want people to shy away from it because sometimes even […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Summer slide is a real thing and now that kids are out of the classroom for several weeks, they oftentimes forget what they learned. The Indianapolis Pubic Library wants to help prevent that by bringing back their Summer Reading Program. Madison Wylie, 7, has big goals this summer that include reading for 20 […]

The intersection of community in Kokomo can be found right on Main Street, where all three of DeAndra Beard's businesses connect coffee, language, and literature. In 2013, Beard opened three businesses, "Beyond Barcodes Books," "Beyond Borders Language Learning Center," and "Bind Cafe." She hoped they would be the doorways to conversations and community her hometown needed.

What does a nine-year-old girl who loves to read and write do? Write her own book, of course.

Michelle Obama launched a project that will allow students and educators around the nation to access scores of e-books.

Marley Dias started #1000BlackGirlBooks because she was frustrated with the racially monolithic books being assigned in class.

Courtney Holmes is part of a growing trend of barbers that are getting creative and helping their local children get an education.

A Barber took part in Dubuque's Back to School Bash in Comiskey Park on Saturday to give free haircuts to children who read books to him

Do you know what makes me happy? The feeling of the sun on the back of my neck, lazy Sunday afternoon barbeques and the laughter…

Do you know what makes me happy? The feeling of the sun on the back of my neck, lazy Sunday afternoon barbeques and the laughter of my children. And a really good book. All of that and more is achieved in Deborah Johnson’s The Secret of Magic.  Her phrasing is impeccable and her characters are […]