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What To Know About Alabama’s New Literacy Act

By Trisha Powell Crain | tcrain@al.com The Alabama Literacy Act, first passed in 2019, will go fully into effect at the start of the new school...

Reading leads children to a better life. Be a part of...

Matt Windsor UAB Reporter In every life are moments that can be pivotal. But few may be more consequential, or overlooked, than the third-grade reading test. As...

‘Real Men’ to Boys in Birmingham-Area: Reading Key to Success 

Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Reading IS Fundamental.  That was the message of I See Me Inc.’s, 11th annual “Real Men Read: You Can Be Virtually...

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

By Hillel Italie Associated Press  NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,”...

Jayla Groom Penned Book After Seeing Her Mom’s ‘Wanted’ Mugshot on...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times When Jayla Groom went on Facebook last year and saw her mother’s mugshot on Crime Stoppers with a “Wanted” caption...

Mother and 7 Year-Old Daughter Encourage Girls to See Beauty; not...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Dee Edwards remembers her daughter Aubrey coming home from school one day upset that she didn’t look like her friends....

Khalil Saadiq Wrote Book That He Says ‘Will Read You’

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times When Khalil Saadiq left Howard University three years ago, he wanted other students to learn from his experiences, so he...

Neena Speer’s First Year in Law School Made Her Better Attorney...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times At the time, Neena Speer felt that going through law school was the worst hand she could have been dealt. “I...

Book Set in Civil Rights Era Inspires Local Artist, 10

By Kathryn Sesser-Dorné The Birmingham Times Dalvin McCollum, a rising fifth grader at Avondale Elementary School, didn't have to think long about what to do when...

Books and Brunch: A Celebration of Literacy, History and Sisterhood

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Imagine a safe space to celebrate black womanhood and culture while learning about black history through books by black authors....

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