The African Americans on the Move Book Club Literary Awards launches its national literacy campaign #TheySayWeDontRead with a core mission to highlight the importance of literacy and writing in the African American community. The campaign will shed positive light on issues such as literacy in the black community, while unifying authors, celebrities, social influencers and artists through compelling stories about their own personal relationships with literature.
“One of the biggest misconceptions of black millennial’s is that we do not read. The truth is that; not only do we read, but we create. There are more published black writers than ever before. Our stories are a relevant reflection of us and are worth talking about,” says Tamika Newhouse, the creator of AAMBC Literary Awards. #TheySayWeDontRead aims to inspire the masses through powerful visuals and messaging that encourage unity, glorify melanin and share their beautiful stories.
The campaign will explore questions dealing with the importance of African American authors and those books that helped transform readers from adolescence to adulthood. It will also feature those authors and speak about those books that catapulted readers into their teenage years.
AAMBC was created in February of 2008 by Tamika Newhouse. What started as an online book club grew into a national phenomenon. The sole purpose was to expose the unknown writer and to give them the opportunity to win accolades. A tradition still highly expressed to this very date, AAMBC still caters to the unknown writer. They have single handedly worked with well over six hundred writers’ new, seasoned, and considered celebrity status. From first time writers to nationally known they have consistently set the tone to support and promote black writers.
AAMBC is currently seeking talent submissions for the national campaign. If interested, please send submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.