Books N Bros Book Club

I’m contuiousky blown away by the actions and ideas of young people. This story is another example.

Sidney Keys III is an 11-year-old from Missouri. He loves reading but he’s struggled to find African-American children’s books at his school library. So what did he do? He started a book club that focuses on African-American literature for kids. His book club is called Books N Bros.

Remember a few years ago when “We Need Diverse Books” was something of a rallying cry to diversify the publishing industry? I can’t speak for any particular change that resulted from that social media push, but just because you don’t see it all over Twitter or Instagram doesn’t mean it’s any less true today than a couple of years back.

I applaud Sidney for what he’s done. Am I the only one who thinks he shouldn’t even have to do this? I’m sure I’m not. No one should have to go to these lengths just to read books they relate to.

Sidney Keys III is another example that you don’t need a ton of money or be part of a certain group to enact some positive change.

Bravo, Sidney! Keep it up.

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