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Family Book Club: A Collaborative Effort to Boost Educational Attainment and Equity for Bay Area Youth & Families

By: PRLog

SAN FRANCISCO - Nov. 12, 2023 - PRLog -- Last Saturday, Dr. Thomishia Booker(Dr. Mishi), founder of Hey Carter! Books and L.I.T Kids, participated in the launch of the Family Book Club, a monthly initiative created by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, Collective Impact, Mo Magic, and hosted by Generation Thrive, The Golden State Warriors Community Initiative.

Dr. Thomishia Booker, a mental health clinician, introduced a program called "L.I.T. Kids" which fosters literacy and socio-emotional health among children. The program aims to help children find their voice, be comfortable with self-expression, and encourage them to read and write more.

Joining Dr. Booker in this endeavor are psychologist Dr. Donielle Fagan, hip hop and spoken word artist ShySpeaks, and co-hosts of the Appraise The Phrase Show, Mario Hines and Chris "Twenty" Williams. Together, they serve children all over the country, nurturing a love for reading and promoting mental health.

The event also highlighted the Radical Street Librarian, a Baltimore-based activist who distributes free books throughout her community. She has been featured on Good Morning America for her efforts to promote literacy and can be followed @storybookmaze on Instagram and TikTok.

"We were thrilled to be part of the Family Book Club and look forward to nurturing a love for reading among children," said Dr. Mishi. "We believe that literacy and socio-emotional health are crucial to a child's development, and we are dedicated to promoting these through our programs."

The Family Book Club was a testament to the power of collaboration and the impact it can have on the community. It was a step towards creating a more equitable and inclusive society where every child has the opportunity to thrive.

For more information about Hey Carter! Books and Dr. Thomishia Booker, please visit


About Hey Carter! Books

Hey Carter! Books is a children's book publishing company that promotes positive images of children of color. Founded by Dr. Mishi, the company aims to inspire and empower children through literature.

About San Francisco Human Rights Commission

The San Francisco Human Rights Commission works to provide leadership and advocacy to secure, protect, and promote human rights for all people.

About Collective Impact

Collective Impact is a community-based organization that works to improve the lives of children and families in the Bay Area through collaboration and partnership.

About Mo Magic

Mo Magic is a community collaborative in San Francisco that aims to transform the lives of youth and families through community engagement and programming.

About Generation Thrive

Generation Thrive, The Golden State Warriors Community Initiative, is dedicated to improving educational equity, increasing access to youth sports, and improving health and wellness outcomes in underserved communities.

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