To encourage more boys to read, the city of Miami Gardens is teaming up with local barber shops.
Six-year-old Mikkael Stevens recently visited Top Cuttaz, his dad’s barber shop.
Around him, men were getting their hair cut, but he was more interested in a stack of books near the reception area and hanging out with Darrell House, a children's author based in Fort Lauderdale.
House and Mikkael practiced their ABC's together.
This is part of a summer program by Miami Gardens called "Reading With Style," which is part of larger year-round reading initiative.