Long Walk To Freedom

We join the Clinton Foundation - as well as others around the world - in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth. We have chosen this Anniversary week to add Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, to our special collection of books....

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More Library Awareness

Actress and producer Viola Davis was listed by Time Magazine in 2012 and 2017 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She is the only African American person to win the Triple Crown of Acting - an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony. Ms. Davis shares a powerful...

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Library Awareness

A basic component in the design of all of our programs is promoting awareness and use of the rich resources of libraries - beginning in a child's earliest years. Is there a better endorsement for this concept than the one given by Former First Lady Michelle Obama in a...

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Keeping Families Together

A statement was recently released by the Brazelton Touchpoints Center on the issue of keeping families together. Read the full statement by clicking on the button...

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Freadom® for Babies at Risk!

How can having books in the home of a baby born to an incarcerated parent change that child's future? This video points to one of the ways - starting that baby's life's journey out on The Freadom® Road! The video also tells of the comment - made by an incarcerated...

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Ameena’s Prayer Vigil

Violence is like a disease. It spreads from one person to another. To cure it you need to interrupt it. These words, spoken by the founder of CeaseFire, Dr. Gary Slutkin, are featured in the important documentary film The Interrupters. One of the "interrupters" in the...

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The Interrupters

One of the root causes of intergenerational incarceration is community and street violence. This video presents powerful examples of correlating solutions. No one concerned with stemming violence and intergenerational incarceration can afford to miss it. Those with...

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Eat That Frog!

Read and Think Like a Future President! In the Prologue of Bill Clinton's 2004 autobiography "My Life", he stated that a book he read on time management (indeed life management) greatly influenced the direction of his life: "When I was a young man just out of law...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul – My Amazing Mom

Today is Mother's Day. Poet William Ross Wallace said it well: "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world." In keeping with our mission of breaking the cycle of intergenerational incarceration we especially remember the women who are...

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Flowers, Not Weeds

This image of dandelions was photographed by Frank Nicholas, former artistic director at Leo Burnett USA advertising agency. Frank currently serves on our Board. This image reflects the philosophy of Sister Juanita Ujcik, OSF - the author of Let None Walk Alone - a...

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Barbara Bush – Literacy Champion

We honor and remember Barbara Bush - the wife of one, and the mother of another president of the United States. Of all causes, she chose literacy to champion. Mrs. Bush's legacy of championing literacy and lifelong learning as an avenue to address the world's...

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheels are the national symbol of prevention of childhood abuse and neglect They are widely displayed during April - the National Child Abuse Prevention Month. They represent the whimsy of childhood and the uplifting hope of a violence-free, safe and supportive...

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Book Resources

Video Resources

Official website – The Interrupters

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