Daily News: First-ever ‘Literacy Across Harlem’ March Brings New Message to 14th Annual Harlem Book Fair”

Bible and Children's Book

EXCERPT: Dozens of uptown residents held their favorite books high on Saturday as they marched from points in East, Central and West Harlem and met at 135th St. and Lenox Ave., where they placed donated books on the main stage of the annual Harlem Book Fair. It was the 14th installment of the event, but the march was a first.

Read more at NY Daily News.


DNAinfo.com: “Harlem Book March to Promote Literacy”

DNA Info Article re Literacy Across Harlem March (2012)

EXCERPT: Fast forward a few years and Rogers, founder of an education and youth advocacy group named Total Equity Now, is sharing his vision with others through “Literacy Across Harlem,” a march and book donation event in conjunction with the Harlem Book Fair scheduled for Saturday. “What if we had a critical mass of community members doing the same thing, we could have a day where everyone across Harlem would be carrying a book or reading material in their hand,” Rogers said. “It would spark conversation and help to normalize this tradition.”

Read more at DNAinfo.com.


Polite On Society: “Literacy Across Harlem Event Scheduled for This Saturday”

Marc Polite Blog re Literacy Across Harlem March (2012)

EXCERPT: Total Equity Now and the Harlem Book Fair are co-sponsoring the “Literacy Across Harlem March, Book Donation, and Community Celebration” on Saturday, July 21st at 10:30 a.m. The goal of this event is four-fold: to get people excited about reading and writing, to collect books for the Harlem YMCA’s Literacy Zone learners, to unite Harlemites from east to west for a good cause, and to celebrate Harlem’s literary legacy.

Read more at Polite On Society.