Little Free Library

Diverse books increase understanding, empathy, and inclusion.

Read in Color

Little Free Library
Diverse books increase understanding, empathy, and inclusion.

New initiative created by the Little Free Library promotes diverse books.

Fewer than 25% of children’s books depict non-white characters. Books can be a window into experiences that are different from our own. By reading diverse books, we can increase understanding, empathy, and inclusion.

The program has compiled a list of multicultural books for children, adolescents, and adults representing Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American, Muslim, LGBTQ, and other communities. View the list at littlefreelibrary.org/read-in-color-recommended-reading.

Get Involved

Children everywhere deserve to see themselves in the books they read.

Sign the pledge and become a steward. Take the Read in Color pledge and receive access to bookmarks, stickers, and social media badges. Little Free Library stewards can also access a Read in Color sign for your library door!

Share diverse books. Share diverse books in your own Little Free Library book-sharing box. If you don’t have a Little Free Library of your own, share diverse books in a little library in your neighborhood.

Spread the word. Post about your participation in Read in Color on social media. Use #ReadinColor and tag @LittleFreeLibrary (Facebook and Instagram) or @LtlFreeLibrary (Twitter).

Donate. Help bring diverse books to communities nationwide by donating to Little Free Library.

For more information about the program, visit littlefreelibrary.org/read-in-color.

 

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