Young, Black & Lit partners with elementary schools/school districts in Cook County, IL to provide one children’s book per month to every student in the school/school district’s Kindergarten through 3rd grade classrooms for the school year. 

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Young, Black & Lit donates a mini-library of children's books to organizations serving low-income children and/or Title I schools in Cook County, IL each month.  

To add your organization to our donation waitlist, please click the button below.

Past Donations

Check out a few of our past donations:

Barbara A. Sizemore Academy

Young, Black & Lit had the pleasure of stopping by the Barbara A. Sizemore Academy to make a Lit Library donation to two classrooms this month. The books ranged from 4th through 8th grade.