25 Jan
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Good Times for a Great Cause!

Join us Thursday, January 25th at the Croaker Spot as we kick off our 8th Annual Read to L.E.A.D. initiative (formerly known as the Youth Book Drive) as we ensure our babies have books that represent them positively and motivate them to read. Get your networking on while supporting a great cause.  Details in the […]

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08 Jan
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What Exactly Constitutes an Emergency?

      According to the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 18 percent of African-American fourth-graders were proficient in reading. Another way to word that is that 82% of African-American fourth graders were not proficient in reading. This begs the question of what is the cause of this alarming statistic?  Our babies are […]

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14 Dec
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King with a Crown that be Down…

I had the pleasure of interviewing the accomplished and dedicated children book’s author, Derrick Barnes. Check out what this Kansas City, MO native and current Charlotte resident who wears many hats, including husband and father of four boys has to say. Starr: Great catching up with you Derrick. First things first. You know I have […]

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05 Dec
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2018 Read 2 L.E.A.D. Schools Confirmed!

2018 will make eight years of providing culturally affirming books to Title I elementary school libraries. That means nearly 2,000 books, 15 schools and thousands of beautiful babies. Through all of that, I continue to get excited each year! If you’ve been following our movement you know this event as our annual Youth Book Drive. […]

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Thanks to our most gracious donors we were able to extend our 2017 book delivery to the babies of Doyle Ryder Elementary in Flint, MI. The Flint Water Crisis is still happening! It could happen to any of us. We were fortunate enough to connect with some beautiful children and dedicated staff. Despite the unconscionable circumstances, they remain a proud and resilient city. Check out this preview video to see what the babies and principal want you to know.
The full video including our two VA schools is coming soon!

Flint, MI Book Delivery 2017

Thanks to our most gracious donors we were able to extend our 2017 book delivery to the babies of Doyle Ryder Elementary in Flint, MI. The Flint Water Crisis is still happening! It could happen to any of us. We were fortunate enough to connect with some beautiful children and dedicated staff. Despite the unconscionable circumstances, they remain […]

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