Into A Book is a not-for-profit community-based organization
located in the Fort Green community of Downtown Brooklyn.
We serve children in its surrounding communities and throughout
the five boroughs of NYC, providing literacy support to young
children. Our inception in February 2003 was inspired by our
desire to enhance reading among children of color. This nascent
organization began as a small group of only five children
ranging in age from 7 to 19 years old. Initially housed at the
home of founder, Landu Kialeuka, the program has since evolved
to include several initiatives and has moved into the cultural
arts wing of the renowned Paul Robeson Theatre.
The program currently
serves approximately 25 active children with efforts on the way
to build our capacity. We expose children to varied cultures and
literacy resources, history, geography, literature and the arts.
Our program offers trips around and beyond the New York City
metropolitan area, convenes biographical/literary discussions on
published authors and their body of work, presents lecture
series, and develops writing projects and self- authored works
of children for our annual children theatrical production. A
photography media introductory seminar is currently being