Read in Color Pledge Wall

young female child opening the door to a little free library

“It is essential that all people have the opportunity to see themselves represented with dignity and humanity in the books that we share. This promotes the growth of wellbeing, understanding, and acceptance in our world.”

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY AT HASTINGS HOUSE COOP
HASTINGS ON HUDSON, NEW YORK

“Everyone deserves to see themselves in the books they read and the stories they love.”

MR. PEBBLE’S MEMORIAL LIBRARY
OLD BRIDGE, NEW JERSEY


6641 pledges

and counting...

Birgit Sacher
Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Denise Alicea
Stamford, CT, United States
Lauri Fortino
Syracuse, NY, United States
Amber L. Sims
Godfrey, IL, United States
Danielle J Grimes
St Charles, MO, United States

It is imperative for my granddaughter to read about people who look like her and value the skin she is in.

Routh Family little free library
Des moines, IA, United States
Lindy G Yutzy
Johnstown, PA, United States

I live in a very poverty area and have diverse neighbors and children in my area…we all need to share…and experience each other’s feelings and gifts…traditions

Folsom Rules
San Francisco, CA, United States
Melanie Benson
Soddy Daisy, TN, United States

I think that reading diversely is very important for everyone to do, but I think it is even more important the diverse people to be able to see themselves in books.

Barbara Schmidt, The Reading People, Lansing, Mich
Lansing, MI, United States

Our mission statement is “Empowerment Through Literacy” at our non-profit. We help people learning to read and write, GED completion, Childrens “Read to Succeed” programs and English Second Language programs. We have learned that people will enjoy the experience if we can offer books in all colors!!

David Zavala
San Antonio, TX, United States

First, I believe diversity stands a chance to the other “guy” that while more lucrative, attractive, easier, relaxed, and favored young people should have something important to complete and accomplish. The correlations are better and measurable. I’m signing the Read in Color pledge to stand for something better.

World international school of Torino
Torino, IT

Reading diverse books to see new perspectives

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