Our nest is in a book desert on the lower east side of Detroit, where children have limited access to books.
We are approaching this problem from a unique and innovative perspective.
Children’s books are full of words and imagery — they create worlds and unlock wonder.
Nesting Birds Publishing, Nesting Birds Education, and Birdie's Bookmobile are cultivating a community of readers and growing storytellers. Why storytellers? Storytelling is powerful.
Storytellers are creators, visionaries, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Storytellers are innovators and problem-solvers. Storytellers are changemakers.
Hi, I'm Alyce Hartman!
I am a passionate urban educator, author, and curriculum writer with a literacy background and 11 years of experience teaching in the public school system, leading youth-based programs for non-profit organizations and working in social service settings for community development companies.
Data suggest that children with access to books have better literacy outcomes. I launched Nesting Birds Publishing, Nesting Birds Education, and Birdie's Bookmobile to help boost performance through book access and evidence-based instruction, like storytelling, and to improve oral language, reading comprehension, and writing.
Whether you are a school, literacy partner, community organization, or parent, together, we will raise readers
and unleash storytellers — we are transforming lives!