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REBUILDING THE VILLAGE THROUGH ADVOCACY, ARTS, AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING

Literacy & Resources for children 6 months to 18 years old.
Representation by way of diverse authors, books & storytellers.


 

Welcome to Burst Into Books, where we encourage and develop young readers to

discover books, share stories, explore dialogue, and have fun! From youth book clubs, family events,

writing workshops, educational services, and online workshops, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for a great conversation and lots for your kids and families to get involved. 

 

Since 2018, we’ve developed over 100 young readers!
 

YOUTH BOOK CLUBS

FAMILY EVENTS

WRITING WORKSHOPS

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

ONLINE WORKSHOPS


 

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We are a 501(c)(3)! Your donation will help to grow our programming and our reach!

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ABOUT BURST INTO BOOKS

Burst Into Books is a literary organization for children 6 months to 18 years old. Our mission is to help children develop a love for literature through reading circles, bookclubs, writing workshops, online workshops, educational services and family-centered events.


Burst Into Books is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on helping the youth deepen their love of reading by integrating the arts, providing opportunities for them to engage with literary
experts and authors, providing a space for self-expression.

 

We support the entire spectrum of the development of the child, from 6months of age to18 years old. Each group has been carefully created with curriculum that is age-appropriate, culturally relevant and academic driven. A reading guide/group leader and literacy expert guest is selected by the founder and executive director, Jurema Gorham.

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Burst Into Books' Youth Book Clubs
Toddlers Reading

6 MONTHS to 3 YEARS

Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that includes early literacy engagement and fun with books, sing-along songs, fingerplays and body movement. Each storytime session will include a literacy expert guest.

GROUP 1

Young Black Girls Reading

4 YEARS to 7 YEARS

Children engage in group discussion about the focus book of the month. Instructor focuses on main components of the text to help children develop their comprehension skills. Each session will include an activity that allows participants to make connections within the text and the real world. A literacy expert guest will be present at each book club session.

GROUP 2

Preteen Girls Reading

8 YEAR to 10 YEARS

Children participate in group discussions and debates about the focus book of the month. Instructor challenges participants to make connections to previous text and real life experiences. Extension activities include writing, reader’s theater and art expression and are incorporated in the book session to help children demonstrate their understanding of the text. A literacy expert guest will be present at each book club session.

GROUP 3

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11 YEARS to 14 YEARS

Pre-teens are introduced to a variety of genres for each focus book during each book club session. Through group discourse, higher level questioning and enrichment activities deepen each participants’ understanding of the text. In addition, tools like blogging, video, writing and public speaking will be implemented to communicate how lessons can be applied to their everyday lives. A literacy expert guest will be present at each book club session.

GROUP 4

15 YEARS to 18 YEARS

Teens will be split into different sessions based on gender and will be introduced to a variety of genres for each focus book during each book club session. Through group discourse, higher level questioning and enrichment activities deepen each participants’ understanding of the text. In addition, tools like blogging, video, writing and public speaking will be implemented to communicate how lessons can be applied to their everyday lives. A literacy expert guest will be present at each book club session.

GROUP 5

 

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