The Literary Freedom Project is committed to creating spaces that help elevate cultural narratives. Our programs value the variety of histories and cultures found in the Bronx and give educators & residents places to build community and explore social engagement.
One Book One Bronx hosts weekly conversations related to gentrification, social justice, women’s empowerment, criminal justice, and racial inequality while (re)sparking a love of books and reading.
Authors of the reading selections are often invited to participate. Appearances have included Willie Perdomo, Angie Cruz, Kem Joy Ukwu, Lilliam Rivera, Natasha Tarpley, and Tyehimba Jess among many others.
Lesson plans and workshops are designed to show how cultural and social engagement can serve as a connective tool to empower educators to use books and writing in the classroom.