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Welcome to Literature for All of Us!

Literature for All of Us is an award-winning, nationally recognized organization that uses an innovative book group model to build communities of readers, writers and critical thinkers in underserved communities in Chicago and Evanston, Ill., and beyond.

Since 1996, we have been connecting young people to their strengths through literature, engaging them in book groups where they read and discuss literature and write poetry. Literature for All of Us is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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My Spirit has the Strength
by Raven Cameron, age 19

My spirit has the strength to do anything.
My spirit has the strength to go places I've never been,
imagine things I want to see,
become a person I've never been.
My spirit has the strength!

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"What I received in book group is the greatest gift anyone can ever give - the gift of hope and the gift of dreams."
- Book Group participant

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