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Barbers, Books & Bridges founder Denmark Gatewood holds up books for the audience to choose from for the read-aloud. (Ryan Lindsay/Oakland North)

Oakland non-profit promotes literacy through diversity and representation

Denmark Gatewood had a captive audience. On Saturday, he sat on a small stage reading children’s books filled with stories about Black children, written by Black authors to a group of mostly Black children and...
Books from the children's section of the new 81st Avenue Library await young users. The library opens on Saturday and doubles as a school library for two neighboring schools.

The new 81st Avenue Library opens its doors Saturday

At a time when local governments talk more about cutting public services than providing new ones, Oakland’s newest library branch bucks the trend. No modest affair, the new 81st Avenue Library opens its doors Saturday...