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Books Distributed Since May 2018

Young, Black & Lit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to putting books that center, reflect, and affirm Black children into the hands of local youth.  Young, Black & Lit partners with individuals and organizations in the Evanston and Chicagoland areas to donate books featuring Black characters to youth in pre-K through 8th grade.

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Oakton Elementary School

We are excited to announce our partnership with Oakton Elementary School located in the Evanston/Skokie School District 65.  The Lit Partnership will be in 3 phases.  We kicked off November with phase 1 by dropping off a set of 30 children's books featuring Black characters for every third, fourth and fifth grade teacher at Oakton to add to their classrooms' libraries (over 350 new books)! Special thanks to Oakton's Principal Dr. Michael Allen for his leadership, and Ms. Yob and Ms. Lopez for showing off some of the books.  We can't wait to announce the next phase of our partnership with Oakton and we hope the Oakton Cougars enjoy reading the new books! 

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