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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.

Discussing Daughters of the Stone by Dahlma Llanos Figueroa, 2020

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.

YA author Lilliam Rivera, at the St James Recreation Center, 2017

The Mosaic Literary Conference presents creative ways of keeping cultures valuable sources of knowledge and creativity.  MLC also produces Mosaic Literary Magazine.

2018 Mosaic Literary Conference at The Bronx Museum

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.

Black Lives Matter Lesson Plan



Literary Freedom Project
557 Grand Concourse PMB 143
Bronx, NY 10451

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