Read in Color Resources

Read in Color® aims to help distribute books that share different perspectives on race and social justice, as well as literature by BIPOC and LGBTQ authors. By reading diverse books, we believe a more inclusive future can grow.

The foundation of this program rests with you, our network of Little Free Library stewards and supporters, to bring this initiative forward. Our goal is to provide a robust selection of diverse books to every steward who wishes to participate. Together, we will work toward a more unified, empathetic, and understanding community.

In addition to sharing diverse books, we invite you to use the resources below to bring Read in Color to your neighborhood Little Free Libraries! Please note that READ IN COLOR is trademarked and the materials below are not for commercial use or resale.

Read in Color Launch Pack

Attention Little Free Library stewards! The Read in Color Launch Pack is now available in our online store and offers the items listed below to help you show that your little library is participating in the program! It only costs $9.95 and all proceeds will go to help expand the Read in Color initiative.

  • 20 Read in Color bookmarks
  • Diverse Books Inside! flyer for your library window
  • Read in Color Sticker Sheet


Sign up for our Read in Color newsletter to stay in the know about program updates and resources! Read past editions of our newsletter using the links below.

Summer 2023 Newsletter

Fall 2023 Newsletter

Winter 2023 Newsletter

Spring 2024 Newsletter

Help Spread Read in Color to More Communities

Children everywhere deserve to see themselves in the books they read. Read in Color has spread across the United States and thousands of diverse books have been distributed in select cities… but we still have a long way to go! Help us expand the program by donating today! Check the box on our online donation form to tell us you’re making a Read in Color donation and your gift will be used support the program and distribute books that celebrate BIPOC and LGBTQ voices.

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