This post lets us know that there is a strong possibility that children today may still have the same goals, dreams, and aspirations as children in the 80’s and 90’s. Just because they value different hobbies and don’t do the same exact thing their parents were doing at their age; doesn’t mean we give up on them or limit their opportunity. We just have to place them in situations and places where they can use their imagination and leadership skills.
Most 11 year olds are playing Minecraft and into the latest bottle tossing craze. Sidney Keys III however, has recently started a book club for boys focused on helping them find characters who look like themselves.
On a trip to the University City, Missouri bookstore EyeSeeMe, Sidney and his mom found an entire children’s book section dedicated to books that featured characters from the African diaspora. Sidney was thrilled. “Every time I go to the library at my school, there aren’t many African American literature books there,” he told radio program St. Louis on the Air. His mother, Winnie Caldwell, shot a video of him reading which has been viewed more than 60,000 times.
Sidney decided to start a book club for boys like him who wanted to see themselves in books. Books ‘n Bros had their first meeting at EyeSeeMe. The club costs $20, and for that, boys of all races…
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