Our little family of three lives on the northwest side of Chicago and spends our days working to right the world. The only thing we love as much as one another are books, books, books. We started 51st Ward Books because we know first-hand the power that books have to shift worldviews and support the positive racial identity development of children of color. Through 51st Ward Books’ online and pop-up shops, we hope to expand access to quality, first-voice, and bilingual (English/Spanish) texts for children and youth.

The family that reads together, learns together, imagines together, and builds new worlds together.

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