The Literary Freedom Project is a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization that seeks to restore the importance of reading books as an essential tool for creating intelligent, productive, and engaged young people. Towards this goal, LFP publishes Mosaic Literary Magazine; develops literature-based lesson plans; and hosts the Mosaic Literary Conference, an annual literature-education event. We invite educators, community organizers, and parents to take part in our programs.
Bronx Book Fair (co-presenter)
The Bronx Book Fair is dedicated to engaging and growing the community of poets and writers in the Bronx and to connecting those literary artists to readers and book lovers of all ages. BBF engages the community with a variety of programs that broaden access to Bronx literary artists, increase library usage, and encourage a love of books and reading.
Lesson Plans for Teachers
Mosaic supplements its editorial content with lesson plans that are developed based on the content of Mosaic. These lesson plans, developed for secondary school educators, demonstrate how Mosaic’s content can serve as a connective tool to explore educational subjects such as history and social studies while also serving to increase the importance of literature in the classroom. Click here for additional information.
Mosaic Literary Conference
MLC provides a platform for literature-based creative thinking and knowledge sharing. Each year we invite educators, community and arts organizations, and artists to participate in various professional-development workshops. Click here for additional information.
Mosaic Literary Magazine
Launched in 1998, Mosaic is a website and tri-annual print magazine exploring the literary arts by writers of African descent. Each issue contains a unique blend of profiles, essays, and book reviews.
One Book One Bronx (formerly We Are Family Book Club)
With professional instruction from a teaching-artist the One Book One Bronx will engage in a borough-wide literary “call and response” by reading and discussing a specific reading selection. An emphasis will be placed on families and communities reading together and reading comprehension.