Black Men Read | Creating Change One Book At A Time |

Empowering communities of color and inspiring literacy one book at a time.

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Books And Bars Campaign (FY 2021)

Our biggest and most exciting event is growing bigger! Now serving over 300 High School students we are poised to reach and inspire more students especially our target group, Black males. We need your assistance in making this event bigger and better. Small donations like $10 helps supply a book for a student while larger donations help defer the costs of entertainment, food and contest prizes.

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Expression Campaign

Our young people are the brightest and most creative minds in our community. It is our obligation to nurture their talents and present a platform for expression. Our strategy is to use local poets, teachers and creative to work with students to harness that internal gift, present writers and performers that showcase similar abilities and to give them a platform to express themselves. Your donations will help defer the cost of the workshop curators and event hosts.

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Explore Our Causes Driven to Reignite Literacy

Each of our causes is built to inspire, connect and empower Black men and boys to foster a lifelong love of reading. Through mentorship, advocacy, and community events, we’re able to provide platforms that ignite creativity, expression and open up their eyes to a world of reading.

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Create Change One Book at a Time

When we work together, we’re stronger. Support BMR by volunteering your time, talent, and resources for our initiatives. Learn More

Book Club Admin

From picking monthly themes to book selections, designing meetups and experiences, our admins can help us shape BMR book clubs’ future.

Fundraising

Help us continue our mission by joining our Fundraising Committee to support behind-the-scenes planning while bringing several school events to life.

Read at Schools

Reading with students is a great way to model the behavior of reading. Join us to volunteer at schools to read with every type of reader, from reluctant to avid personal readers.

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The BMR Book Club

A book club for Black men and our allies to come together to talk books, share their experiences and ideas to continue to build our communities.

Beyond The Bookshelf

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Review: The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward Baptist

Raymond Williams

We have not taken American slavery seriously. It is seldom taught correctly in schools. In essence, we still believe...READ MORE

Book Review: “Men We Reaped” by Jesmyn Ward

Demetrius Frazier

Let me be clear. I am a HUGE Jesmyn Ward fan. Her writing is amazing. I love the...READ MORE

Author Fair Interest Meeting Wrap

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Book Review: “Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead

Demetrius Frazier

“Nickel Boys” written by Colson Whitehead is an emotional, gut wrenching book based on the real life events...READ MORE