Books n Bros focuses on the bond of boys who are interested in reading African American literature that encourages Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Technology and more!
Sidney started his own book club which he titled Books n Bros Book Club to make reading fun for boys particularly between 8-12 years old but we welcome within the reading level of 4th-6th grade. Boys, especially African American boys statistically stop reading within this age group and we wanted to combat that stereotype and encourage literacy within the young African American community.
Sidney loves reading all genres of books like Grumpy Cat to Diary of a Wimpy Kid to books like the featured Danny Dollar: Millionaire Extraordinaire: Lemonade Escapade. We held his first meetup with his new reading friends Saturday, September 10th 2016 at the African American Children's Bookstore EyeSeeMe. The owners agreed to open their space monthly to allow Sidney to encourage reading in the community. At the first meetup, Sidney had a successful turnout, fun music and even had the idea to host his own lemonade stand in light of the plot of the featured book. During this event not only did he make new friends, but he learned skills of leadership, public speaking and entrepreneurship. After finishing the first book, we hope that all of the readers learn the previous mentioned as well as financial literacy.
His next meetup will be at Microsoft- St. Louis, Galleria Mall Sunday April 2nd from 4pm-6pm! Join us! Members and parents only!
How It Works for First Timers:
Step 1: Sign Up Your 'bro'
Step 2: Pick up your free featured book from Eye See Me 7827 Olive Blvd University City, MO 63130
Be sure to call first to have them hold your book for you! Phone: (314) 349-1122
Step 3: Attend each meetup! At each meet up your bro will receive his book and materials so you won't have to pay EyeSeeMe a visit again unless you love to shop their store (we do haha).
$20 monthly membership fee
Reading Level : 4th grade and up
Boy/Male Age: 8-12 years old
Each month's meetup will offer different experiences but as a bro you will receive a free book each month, free access to print/online worksheets to coordinate with featured book and more!
Personal Meet n Greet with featured author
Free gaming time with bros at Microsoft Store
Snacks and Drinks provided to each bro
Subscribe to be a bro member now!
Need financial assistance to get your 'bro' involved?
Fill out the following form to apply for our Chub Cares: Adopt A Bro Initiative