Freeing Minds with Powerful Literature

A vast majority of An Open Book’s programs take place in a traditional school setting, but occasionally we bring authors off the beaten path to programs in our community.  Over the summer, AOB’s Education Director, Janet Zwick, facilitated a visit by National Book Award Finalist, slam poet champion, and local author Elizabeth Acevedo to the Free Minds Book Club at the DC Jail.  For more information about this incredible literacy program for detained juveniles, and Elizabeth’s visit around her novel in verse, The Poet X, visit the Free Minds webpage!

(Photo credit: Free Minds Book Club)