Free Write anthologies are now on the shelves at the Chicago Public Library!
CPL Teen Services YOUmedia Librarian and rapper Roy Kinsey on the importance of including the voices of criminalized youth:
“An essential part of librarianship is developing a collection that reflects the community. These pieces illustrate that intersection: the essential work of Free Write that highlight the often forgotten, yet vibrant voices of West Humboldt and Garfield Park, as well as so many communities across Chicago’s West and South sides, whose white supremacist structures had deemed voiceless. We see that with guidance, access, advocacy and support, that youth can be powerful voices for themselves, their generation and their communities.”