Book Mecca is an online platform & bookstore that highlights black authors and their stories. It's important to us that our stories, magic and melanin glow is told by us and shared for generations. The best way to learn about a culture, even your own, is through reading a book.
Young Black Entrepreneurs (YBE) is a community effort dedicated to assist, promote and encourage positive lifestyles and interactions among Young Black Entrepreneurs and the African American Community.
The Pass the Voice Initiative is an effort to bring black literature into the hands of future readers wherever there are. With the establishment of free little libraries in high traffic businesses where African Americans frequent and where literature will be valued is a way for us to always have access to great literature and not feel overwhelmed by the variety of content that is available in larger libraries. We are bringing our stories closer to home. Our initiative starts in North Texas because there are so many African Americans families that have moved to the area and seek to have their voices heard and stories told as well.
This initiative also provides a way for families to share literature and give back on a consistent basis and become more cognizant of the authors and stories they are reading and providing to their children.
The funding will be used for the following:
(Starting in North Texas (4-5) and as we grow we will move to more locations)
*Creation/Building of the little libraries (example below)
*Purchase of YA books/Children Books/Adult Books (book drives will also take place for continued inventory)
*Marketing/ maintenance supplies/scouting locations/expansion goals to more counties
If you are unable to donate financially please email us for in-kind ways you can assist (examples below)
- skilled labor to construct the free little libraries
- low cost/free materials to construct the free little libraries
- gently used/new black authored books
- serve as a host site for a free little library
- serve as a librarian/manager of a free little library
- SHARE on social media, post flyers, create a fundraiser
To learn more about Book Mecca and YBE - Young Black Entrepreneurs please feel free to check out our pages:
If you would like to volunteer/participate or have further questions or needs please feel free to send a message to the founder, Shaylon Scott here or email at [email redacted]
- BROOKLYN Da Nu U
- Felicia McCarthy
- Hope Oriabure-King
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