Literacy is Critical to Unlocking Pathways to Postsecondary Opportunities
Books by Mychal Wynn
What We Believe
The three videos presented on this page provide insight into how book clubs can provide an effective research-responsive approach to increasing literacy for boys, particularly boys of color. The first video provides insight from University of Illinois professor, Alfred Tatum, PhD., into engaging boys in reading and the importance of expanding access to ‘enabling texts.’
It is important to note that book clubs are equally effective for engaging teachers and support staff in conversations about teaching, learning, and school improvement. Teachers at South Topsail Elementary School in Hampstead, NC engaged in a book club discussion surrounding, “Increasing Student Achievement: A Guide to School Improvement Planning,” over the course of several weeks.
What We Do
Through demonstration lessons and guiding book clubs, we demonstrate how to engage students in intellectual discussions, while inspiring students to set goals for increasing their levels of literacy. Book clubs are, or have successfully operated, in the Iron Sharpening Iron mentoring program at Turner Chapel AME Church (Marietta, GA), in the Black Male Learners Program in Tacoma Public Schools, in the Black Male Advisory in the Guilford County Schools (NC), and at Tapp Middle School in Cobb County Schools (GA)Download 150 Good Books for Boys