Inclusive Storytime

Raising readers who raise up others.

Lifting up picture books with characters, authors, and illustrators who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ+, and Disabled. Giving the spotlight to books that give children windows in others, and mirrors to reflect themselves.

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Why are we doing this?

In a 2018 study of books published in North America:


Featured Native American / Indigenous characters


Featured Latinx characters


Featured Asian Pacific Islander / Asian Pacific characters


Featured Black / African / African American characters


Featured animals or other characters


Featured White characters

We can do better than this.

*compiled by the Cooperative Childrens Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018

What can picture books do?

When children can see themselves in books, it’s affirming and validating.

When children can develop empathy for others through books, we can transform the world.

Expanding a bookshelf can expand a child’s world and start conversations that create change.

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