11 Year-old African American Boy Starts Books n Bros Book Club

Meet Sidney Keys, the young brother who founded the Books n Bros book club at age 11, to share his love for reading and satisfy his desire to enhance literacy among other boys his age. When Sidney’s mom videotaped him reading at a Black bookstore in his native St. Louis, social media went wild and the monthly book club soon followed. Fast-forward to  2019 when Books n Bros celebrated its first red-carpet fundraiser, donated books, and created an adopt-a-bro program that lets people sponsor memberships for boys 7-13. To witness brilliant minds in the making, view live-streamed Books and Bros sessions, and learn more about how young bothers are being groomed to become reader leaders, click below.


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