Our goal is to gather books highlighting diversity and inclusion that we will read to young children to create a safe space for discussions about identity.
Once a month, we select a book related to a certain identity, such as race, gender, sexuality and family. After preparing questions, we visit K-2 classrooms to teach these children about the identity highlighted in the book.
Growing up, many people of diverse cultures and identities such as LGBTQ+ and people of color may not necessarily see themselves or people like them portrayed in books.
We believe that through reading and listening to books, young children will grow up to not only be more open-minded but accepting of their own identity.
Example Book Lineup
Overall, you both did a wonderful job and I’m so glad we were able to partner together on this lesson. If you ever need/want to collaborate on another community lesson please reach out!
I was so happy to work with you on getting your project in front of the girls and hope we can do it again. I loved the questions you posed to the girls and the book choice.