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Little Flower® Literacy Project

Listing Last Update: June 12, 2020


5222 Cypress Creek Parkway Ste. 222D
Houston, TX 77069

Primary Contact

Dr. Florita Bell Griffin

(281) 810-7581 Ext:2

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To learn English

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Program Overview

-Recipient of the 2016 American Library Association Zora Neale Hurston Award- Official Announcement

Little Flower® offers various learning products for before and after-school programs, Vacation Bible Schools, Faith-based Theatre, Winter Literacy Camps, Summer Camps, and other programs whose mission supports language arts, art, youth development, character education and anti-bullying initiatives. The series targets youth ages 8-12 with emphasis on African American, Hispanic, Low Socioeconomic, and LEP (Limited English Proficiency) subgroups.

Aligned to National Common Core Standards, Little Flower Novelettes, Study Guides and Reader Response Journals are ideal for schools, programs that provide before and after-school, weekend, and summer school academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low-performing schools. In addition to being interesting, stimulating and relevant, Little Flower serves as a reading igniter for children that can help them meet local and state academic standards.

Little Flower would be a good fit for: Boys and Girls Clubs, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Local Education Agencies (LEAs), non-profit agencies, and faith-based organizations.

The Little Flower Novelette Curriculum Development Guide is available for each Little Flower Novelette in the Children of The World Storybook and Educational series. This unique repertoire of instructional materials is designed to promote literacy and critical thinking skills among youth utilizing a historical and cultural context.

The primary purpose of the Children of The World Storybook and Educational series is to improve literacy in teens and pre-teens through engagement with high interest text. The curriculum guides use the novelettes' text to address English/Language Arts skills as well as elements of character education, and cross-curricular alignment in Social Studies.

The Curriculum Development Guides for this series encompass fully developed instructional English/Language Arts units comprised of lesson plans, formative and summative assessments, and instructional activities aligned to the Common Core Standards. Each lesson provides educators/facilitators with practical activities to facilitate instruction aligned to the curriculum standards using the novelette series. The lesson plans are differentiated to provide enrichment for advanced learners as well as remediation for students who may need additional reinforcement.

The Curriculum Development Guides are designed to be a one-stop resource providing comprehensive instructional activities, materials, assessments, and rubrics offering educators and organizations looking to improve student literacy with rigor, relevance, relationship, and reflection.

Mission Statement

Little Flower® is an innovative storytelling initiative that uses art and artistic media as a stimulus to promote literacy using African American and multicultural literature.

Hours of operation: By Appointment Only. Order via website.

Cost info: The cost associated with the Little Flower® Project consists of purchasing the following Little Flower® products: Novelettes, Study Guides, Reader Response Journals, Curriculum Development Guides.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

It is an inspiration to me as I experience growth as a teacher, while I watch the children flourish as excited readers. Little Flower has POWER!" __Mrs. Johnie Pettiford, North Carolina Teacher and (Summer Reading Teacher at "Helping Our Love Ones Learn and Achieve (HOLLA!), Morven, NC)

Student One:

This book is about Little Flower learning to get power over things that she has learned in her life. She also learned about Civil Rights and segregation. She talked about her hobbies such as, painting and growing flowers. Little Flower has learned a lot of things in her life and the lessons make her stronger. Little Flower made me feel encouraged by her adventures. In the book, I liked the part about Little Flower and the chili bowl the most. I learned that there is always a challenge in life. I want to share this book with my family because they could learn something. Little Flower got her power from the people in her life and it made her strong. — Nyla

Student Two:

This book is about a little girl named, Flori Alicia Bell. Because someone gives you a name, it doesn't mean that it is the best name for you. Flori made up her mind that she wanted to be called "Little Flower". I loved this book and it excited me because Little Flower is unique in her own little way. Her father was a pastor and her mother, a first grade teacher. I learned from this book that anyone can find power in little places. I would encourage my friends to read it because I learned a lot from it. Little Flower got her power from her father since he was her role model. — Brenre

Student Three:

This Little Flower book makes me feel positive about myself. She always encouraged herself whenever no one else did. It makes me feel like I can do the same. What I like about this story is how she was always able to talk to her mom about things. I also like when she went to school in chapter five, when she loved to sing and music. I would encourage my friends to read this book because it is a good book. I think all kids should have a chance to read this book so that it would also help them to encourage themselves. Little Flower got her power from Civil Rights. This title means to me, that you have strength in yourself and you can use it. — Taliyah


Program’s Demographics/Metrics

Our student population represents a diverse range of backgrounds. All Little Flower® Literacy Project program components can be adapted for any audience.

Little Flower® Impact

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