We made some major accomplishments in 2017. Help us meet our fundraising goal so we can start 2018 with a bang!
Beacon House authors were interviewed by WUSA 9 reporter Evan Koslof about their new book, "The Day Tajon Got Shot"!
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
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.
Shout Mouse Press is a nonprofit writing
and publishing program 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.
FEATURED GIFT SETS
2018 NEW RELEASES
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.
Beacon House is an after-school education and youth development organization serving children and families in the greater Edgewood neighborhood of Northeast Washington, DC. Beacon House’s mission is to provide children in and around Edgewood with a safe, nurturing, life expanding community in which to increase their academic achievement, discover their talents, and grow into healthy adults who achieve their greatest potential. Its programs focus on closing the education achievement gap - and thus improving the economic trajectories - of children in Ward 5 for whom generational poverty is most persistent. Learn more.
Free Minds uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community. 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.
During the summer of 2017, Shout Mouse Press held a month-long workshop with LAYC's Latino Youth Leadership Council (LYLC), a passionate group of young people dedicated to social justice in their community. The workshop, led by a team of teaching artists with experience devising and illustrating comic books, resulted in a graphic memoir collection by Latinx youth that inspires, motivates, and educates its readers, and that changes the narrative about America's immigrants. Learn More
Next Wave Muslim Initiative (NWMI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 and dedicated to serving and educating the American Muslim community of the Washington metropolitan area, by promoting Islamic principles (such as self-development, community service, and social justice), through relevant programming and projects. Learn more.
Listen to the NPR story about our book project to end child slavery in Haiti.