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3Bs Community Reading Initiative

We are excited to present our first Barbershops, Beauty Salons, and Books (3Bs) community partners, Another Level Cutz in New Carrollton, MD, and Hair + Space Blowdry and Beauty Bar in College Park, MD. 

Through this partnership, books are available for readers of all ages to enjoy while waiting for or receiving a service. Check out some of the titles that have been available at each shop below, and visit their websites to learn more about their services. These owners do more than provide services, connected to the community they also sponsor coat/food drives, and host "pop-up" showcases for up and coming businesses. 

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You can also contribute by visiting In Reach's AmazonSmile Charity List to donate items. Simply add items from our lists to your cart, and check out – it's that easy. To see the books on our list, visit or tap Charity Lists on the "Programs & Features" menu in the Amazon Shopping app on your mobile phone.

Books are replenished at our partner sites every 4 - 6 weeks. While we restock a few of the popular titles, we generally provide new titles at each replenish. Below are some of the titles that may be available. Visit today, get a haircut and a free book. 

--Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood edited by Kwame Mbalia

--The Crossover Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander is a coming-of-age mix of free verse and hip-hop poetry that will inspire budding basketball players and poets alike.

--From Brotherhood to Manhood: How Black Men Rescue Their Relationships and Dreams from the Invisibility Syndrome by Anderson J. Franklin

--breathe.: a guided healing journal for black men by Brennan Allan Steele

--A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope by Patrice Caldwell
Sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic.

-- How to Adult, A Practical Guide: Advice on Living, Loving, Working, and Spending Like a Grown-Up by Jamie Goldstein
This book offers funny, actionable, and step-by-step guidance that makes maturity more manageable. Included are short activities and opportunities for reflection throughout.

--My Hair is Magic by M.L. Marroquin
Told in bold verse and vivid, fantastical illustrations and show that what really matters is how readers see themselves.

The Barbershops, Beauty Salons, and Books (3Bs) Community Reading Initiative is possible through a collaboration with Prince George's County Parks and Recreation M-NCPPC. 

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