Thursday, July 27, 2023

Rohi's Readery


Last evening I attended a community gathering at a very unique Book Store. We had a great turnout to support the bookstore dedicated to young readers and parents seeking supportive and non-discriminatory reading.  Here is the description:

Rohi's Readery, founded and operated by Pranati (Pranoo) Kumar Skomra, is a social justice driven children's bookstore dedicated to critical literacy that promotes inclusivity and diversity.

The store, Rohi's Readery, is the dream of Pranati Kumar Skomra, a 35-year-old native of India who moved to the United States with her family and says she remembers not seeing herself in the books she read here as a child.

The one-of-a-kind bookstore is centered on a commitment to serve as a space for empowerment, belonging and accessibility for all when it comes to the world of critical literacy. To ensure that they are honoring and uplifting the everyday experiences of historically marginalized communities, they are committed to seeing characters in shades of Black and Brown, shedding light on those with disabilities, representing the LGBTQIA+ community, presenting authentic and accurate historical content that has been previously suppressed, and highlighting non-fiction content that reflect the strength and courage of everyday community members.

Rohi's Readery West Palm Beach FL
Dedicated to Revolutionary Readers

Join Rohi's Readery for educational programming through story time, phonics classes, and themed events as well as The Square's TGIFamily on the last Friday of every month. 

Located on the corner of Rosemary Avenue and Hibiscus Street. West Palm Beach. 

If you are an educator looking for diversity based unique books or a parent that would like to browse their selection, please contact Rohi's Readery.  Any and all support given, is to a book store committed to diversity.  

In attendance last evening was the West Palm Beach Mayor, Keith James, and many other city/county official pledging their support. A wonderful evening.

Mayor Keith James and Rhonda
He liked my "WOKE" Button.  

1 comment:

  1. Rhonda, the bookstore is extremely important in these difficult times. Giving the marginalized groups and communities the ability to see and read about themselves and others in similar situations is essential to improving our society. I love your shirts message!