The Reach Books by Teens 2016 series is underway! Learn more.
Humans of Ballou has been launched into the world! Check it out and learn more.
Books by authors from Ballou HS and Reach Incorporated are Finalists! Learn more.
SMP Authors shared their books with educators from all over the world. Learn more.
The next series of Reach Incorporated's teen-authored children's books coming SOON! Learn more.
Authors celebrate in Port-au-Prince with advanced copies of their books raising awareness about child slavery. Books on sale now! Learn more
The second series of teen-authored children's books by the tutors of Reach Incorporated are here! Learn more.
Listen to a great piece about the Restavek Freedom Writer childrens' books on an NPR affiliate. Hear these girls speak (and sing!) their dreams for an end to child slavery. Listen here.
The Beacon House authors of Trinitoga, a novel-in-stories about a fictionalized rough neighborhood in DC, celebrate their books at the DC Author Festival. Learn more.
Ballou High School published a powerful collection of memoirs, How to Grow Up Like Me. Read more.
Shout Mouse Press is a writing program and publishing house with a mission: to amplify unheard voices.
Everyone has a story to tell and the ability to tell it. Our job is to amplify those voices, and to share them with you. Through writing workshops designed for all levels of literacy, Shout Mouse empowers writers from marginalized backgrounds to tell their own stories in their own voices and, as published authors, to act as agents of change. Learn more.
The young women of Restavek Freedom Foundation are writing books with a mission: to end child slavery in Haiti. They have created two beautiful and powerful children's books raising awareness of this issue, inspired by their own pain and determination to overcome. Learn more.
The teen tutors of Reach Incorporated noticed that few children's books reflected their reality. They decided to do something about that: they wrote their own. Now these teens have written eight original books, and are diversifying children's literature, one smart-fun-real-brave-bold story at a time. Learn more.
The middle school authors of Beacon House want you to know what it's like to grow up in a tough-love hood. They used their imaginations and their own experiences to make Trinitoga come alive, in an insightful and raw novel-in-stories about a fictionalized neighborhood in Washington, DC. The central character is named Shoota. You'll want to learn more.
The teen authors of Ballou High School understand adversity, and they also understand the determination to rise above: their environment, others' expectations, and the challenges put in their way. For six months these teens gathered on their lunch break to write and revise powerful personal stories in an unforgettable collection of memoirs, How To Grow Up Like Me. Learn more.
Listen to the NPR story about our book project to end child slavery in Haiti.