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‘Books N Bros’ Is A New Kind Of Book Club | NBC Nightly News

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OTHERS COULDN’T WAIT
TO JOIN.
NBC’S REHEMA ELLIS EXPLAINS.
>>Reporter: WHEN
11-YEAR-OLD SYDNEY KEYS AND HIS MOTHER
WINNIE WALKED INTO THE
BOOKSTORE OUTSIDE OF ST. LOUIS, SIMPLE
CURIOSITY TURNED INTO
SHEER JOY. >>YEAH.
IT JUST MAKES ME FEEL
BETTER ABOUT MYSELF. >>Reporter: THAT THE
BECAUSE SYDNEY NEVER
SEEN A BOOKSTORE DEVOTED TO AFRICAN
AMERICAN LITERATURE
WRITTEN BY AFRICAN AMERICANS.
>>I COULDN’T GET MY
HANDS OFF OF THIS BOOK I WAS LAYING DOWN
READING ON THE CARPET
IN THE BOOKSTORE. >>Reporter: THE BOOK
WAS “DANNY DOLLAR
MILLIONAIRE EXTRODINARE”.
>>WHEN OTHER GUYS
HEAR YOU STARTED A BOOK CLUB FOR BOYS,
WHAT’S THE REACTION?
>>I KNOW ALL MY FRIENDS WANT TO BE IN
IT SO THEY ARE TRYING
TO SIGN UP ONLINE. >>Reporter: HE CALLS
IT BOOKS AND BROS AND
MOM COULDN’T BE PROUDER.
>>BEFORE SYDNEY
STARTED SCHOOL HE HAD A SPEECH IMPEDIMENT,
HE STUTTERED A LOT.
>>Reporter: BUT NOW. >>I’M SYDNEY KEYS AND
I’M THE FOUNDER OF
BOOKS AND BROS. >>Reporter: HE LEADS
THE CLUB MEETINGS ONCE
A MONTH AT NEIGHBORHOOD MALL.
>>WE.
>>WE. >>ARE BROTHERS.
>>ARE BROTHERS.
>>WHO LOVE. >>WHO LOVE.
>>TO READ.
>>TO READ. >>Reporter: THE BOYS
PAY $20 FOR THEIR
BOOKS, GOODY BAGS AND A STUDY GUIDE FROM HIS
MOM.
>>HAVE ANY GIRLS COME AND ASKED ABOUT HEY,
SYDNEY, WHAT ABOUT THE
GIRLS? >>I MEAN, THEY COULD
ALWAYS MAKE A BOOK
CLUB, AS WELL. >>Reporter: THIS CLUB
IS A CHANCE FOR BOYS
TO LOSE THEMSELVES IN BOOKS AS THEY FIND

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4 thoughts on “‘Books N Bros’ Is A New Kind Of Book Club | NBC Nightly News”

  1. quannifer says:

    Great for this young man. – via @haystacktv

  2. AustinPlays says:

    Im proud of you sid!

  3. Shawnee Scorpion says:

    I wish there were more viewers. Spread the word. This is an inspiration.

  4. James B YT says:

    I go to school with him

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