Changing the Narrative

Young, Black & Lit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to increasing access to children's books that center, reflect, and affirm Black children.  Young, Black & Lit's programming focuses on providing free new books to youth in pre-K through 8th grades.   


Books Distributed Since May 2018



of low-income homes have no books in their homes for their children. 


of children's books published in 2018 depicted African/African-American characters.

Studies have shown: 

The most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print.

Children's book distribution and ownership programs have positive behavioral, educational, and psychological outcomes.

It is important for children to have access to books that serve as mirrors - reflecting their own culture - and books that serve as windows - allowing views into someone else's experiences.


Bring a Young, Black & Lit Pop-up Bookstore to your business, school, organization or event! Email info@youngblackandlit.org for more information. 

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