Fayola Fair holds up booksFayola Fair ’19, founder of the Reading for Black Lives project, will discuss her work to center and uplift Blackness in all iterations on Thursday at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

The mission of the Reading for Black Lives Project is to increase access to literary resources for Black communities across the diaspora. The project started as a series of book lists featuring Black authors and has expanded into the Black Books Fund, through which Fair buys books by Black authors from Black bookstores for Black peopleĀ  The project also has led her to organize the first Queens Free Book Fair for All, which provides books by BIPOC authors to community members throughout Queens.

In conjunction with the event, ABC and Lafayette’s libraries will collaborate with Reading for Black Lives to collect books by BIPOC authors, children’s books, and books in Spanish or other languages. Book donation drop-offs will be available in Skillman and Kirby libraries. For more information about book donations, contact Ana Ramirez Luhrs.

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