At Literacy Partners, we believe that connections are built through the power of stories. That’s why we’re bringing the gift of reading to you. We’re partnering on a reading promotion campaign with the MTA, TransitWireless, and publishing houses from August 20th to September 28th to provide you with free promotional excerpts from 200+ exclusive books. With excerpts of varying lengths on a wide array of topics from Girl Power to Immigrant Stories to Sports to Food, and even easy-to-read stories for the many New Yorkers of all ages who are learning to read, there is truly something for everyone. Young readers and adults alike can read on and off the subway using www.subwayreads.org.

Get involved, and join us to celebrate reading and literacy!


No Ashes in the Fire with Darnell L. Moore and Brian Vines
Monday, September 24, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
McNally Jackson Books

Meet Darnell L. Moore, author of the acclaimed No Ashes in the Fire, who is joined by Brian Vines, Emmy-award winning journalist and host of BRIC TV’s Going In with Brian Vines, to discuss the themes Darnell L. Moore tackles in his book. Come meet the author and join the conversation. There will also be a book signing.

People Like Us with Sayu Bhojwani and Naomi Wolf
Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 – 8:00 PM; Doors open 6:30
Strand Bookstore


Political scientist Sayu Bhojwani is challenging the established status quo of the white, male, christian and rich political system. In her latest book People Like Us, Sayu offers case studies of politicians and activists who don’t fit the established American political bill, be they people of color or immigrants, fighting the system to create a better world for all. Sayu is joined by Naomi Wolf, bestselling author of The Beauty Myth, and co-founder and CEO of tech startup DailyClout.io, a digital platform that lets anyone lobby by sharing live bills, pass legislation, and run for office. Brought to you by Literacy Partners and the New York Immigration Coalition – Join us in the Rare Book Room for an exclusive early presentation and book signing of People Like Us

The Wind in My Hair with Masih Alinejad and Radhika Balakrishnan
Wednesday, September 26, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Manhattan Neighborhood Network El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center

We invite you to meet Masih Alinejad, Iranian activist, journalist and author of the acclaimed The Wind in My Hair – Fighting for Freedom in Modern Iran. She is the founder of the My Stealthy Freedom Movement, advocating for Iranian women’s rights. She is joined by Radhika Balakrishnan, Director at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, and Commissioner for the Commission of Gender Equity in New York City, to discuss “Women’s Rights, There and Here.”


Enter to win a free Kindle and/or bundles of books from our publishing partners – new books coming this fall, as well as current best-sellers! To enter: Just post a photo with #SubwayReads and #LitPartners and tag @LiteracyPartners on Facebook, or @LitPartners on Twitter and Instagram to be entered in the weekly drawings.

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