Alicia Boyd can still recall the moment a book first captured her imagination as a child—back when she was an 8-year-old growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

“The first book that I ever read was ‘Charlotte’s Web,’” Boyd said. “And it wound up being a classic. It was wonderful.”

Today, the 58-year-old grandmother is trying to instill that same love of reading in her four-year-old grandson, Chase.