Equal Read

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What if diverse, engaging stories were the rule, rather than the exception?

Working with schools, libraries, academics, booksellers, and publishers, Equal Read strives to build empathy with diverse books and curricula.

Equal Read builds broadly diverse book collections and provides teacher professional development, parent education, and author events for more identity-safe classrooms in schools.

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imageEqual Read is thrilled to be Whole Foods Market’s 5% community donation recipient on December 14! (Berkeley, CA’s Gilman and Telegraph stores)

Shop Whole Foods Market Berkeley on December 14, so we can give more engaging, diverse books to Berkeley schools this season and support Equal Read’s work to build more identity-safe classrooms.

Berkeley Public Library is growing its Equal Read collection! Search the catalogue for “Equal Read” now: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

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Some of our favorite sources of information on children’s books:

American Indians in Children’s Literature:
https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s 2017 preliminary list is out! https://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/Choices_17_preliminary_list.pdf

Reading While White: Allies for Racial Diversity and Inclusion in Books for Children’s and Teens:
http://readingwhilewhite.blogspot.com

weneeddiversebooks.org


California educators: free professional development opportunities at the Museum of Tolerance, including Teaching Tolerance’s literacy-based anti-bias curriculum Perspectives for a Diverse America:
http://www.museumoftolerance.com/site/c.tmL6KfNVLtH/b.9230113/k.9732/Open_Enrollment_Institutes.htm


imageEqual Read is thrilled to be Whole Foods Market’s 5% community donation recipient on December 14! (Berkeley, CA’s Gilman and Telegraph stores)
Shop Whole Foods Market Berkeley (Telegraph Ave, and Gilman St. stores) on December 14, so we can give more engaging, diverse books to Berkeley schools this season and support Equal Read’s work to make broadly diverse book collections.


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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Taun Wright, CEO of Equal Read, lays out some of the arguments for using diverse books in all schools, regardless of student demographics.

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