The BPC’s Diversity Committee has partnered with Mrs. Duffy at the Brook Park library and developed a wish list of 100 diversity themed books we hope to add to the library’s collection.
We're working with two local, minority-owned businesses to purchase these books. If you would like to make a donation or purchase a book for this project follow the steps below.
Afriware Books is a black-owned bookstore located in Maywood. Their mission is to serve their community by “providing a platform to showcase authors, artists, and advocates who infuse us with a sense of cultural pride”.
Rose Café is located on the south side of Chicago in what is considered a “book desert”. The owners created this space to provide a place for the community to read, have healthy conversations, empower local voices, and promote local black authors, artists, and entrepreneurs.
Thank you so much for your support of this project and these two businesses. If you have any questions about the project or the process to donate/purchase books, please contact Brenda Anderson at email@example.com.