Diversity & Inclusion

The Stories for All Project™

Five children holding hands illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman, taken from All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold.Five children holding hands illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman, taken from All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold.

Illustrations copyright © 2020 by Suzanne Kaufman, taken from All Are Welcome, by Alexandra Penfold

As the world becomes smaller and increasingly diverse in its cultures and experiences, it is crucial that all children have access to books that serve as both windows and mirrors. Kids who see their own experiences reflected in books gain self-confidence, while reading about experiences that differ from their own helps kids develop healthy curiosity and empathy.¹

That is why we created the Stories for All Project™. Visit this page often to explore our ever-expanding selection of diverse books and resources and help your kids grow as readers, individuals, and citizens.

¹Bishop, R. (1990). “Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors.” Ohio State University. Perspectives: Choosing and Using Books for the Classroom, 6(3).

Two children sharing school supplies in a classroom illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman, taken from All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold.Two children sharing school supplies in a classroom illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman, taken from All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold.

As the world becomes smaller and increasingly diverse in its cultures and experiences, it is crucial that all children have access to books that serve as both windows and mirrors. Kids who see their own experiences reflected in books gain self-confidence, while reading about experiences that differ from their own helps kids develop healthy curiosity and empathy.¹

That is why we created the Stories for All Project™. Visit this page often to explore our ever-expanding selection of diverse books and resources and help your kids grow as readers, individuals, and citizens.

¹Bishop, R. (1990). “Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors.” Ohio State University. Perspectives: Choosing and Using Books for the Classroom, 6(3).


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Discover Free Empowering Resources on Race & Racism

We are thrilled to present a series of resources designed to support educators in helping their students engage in effective, courageous conversations about race and social justice.

Explore the Empowering Educators Toolbox to discover free resources created in response to educator needs and informed by leading anti-bias, antiracist (ABAR) experts.

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2023 – 2024 School Year Calendar: Celebrating Diversity
and Inclusion in STEM

This year's STEM-themed school calendar celebrates the scientists and inventors whose contributions have changed our world for the better. Theme months, religious observances, and dates with cultural or historical significance are also included.

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2023 – 2024
School Year Calendar:
Celebrating Diversity and
Inclusion in STEM

This year's STEM-themed school calendar celebrates the scientists and inventors whose contributions have changed our world for the better. Theme months, religious observances, and dates with cultural or historical significance are also included.

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Click to download the Unconscious Bias Educator Self-Assessment.Click to download the Unconscious Bias Educator Self-Assessment.

Unconscious Bias: An Educator's Self-Assessment

Use this confidential self-assessment to discover where you may hold unconscious bias and learn strategies to reduce its impact. Explore your personal story and gain perspective with this powerful tool.

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Tap to download the Unconscious Bias Educator Self-Assessment.Tap to download the Unconscious Bias Educator Self-Assessment.

Unconscious Bias:
An Educator's Self-Assessment

Use this confidential self-assessment to discover where you may hold unconscious bias and learn strategies to reduce its impact. Explore your personal story and gain perspective with this powerful tool.

Tap to download the Unconscious Bias Educator Self-Assessment.Tap to download the Unconscious Bias Educator Self-Assessment.

Click to download the Respect & Empathy Toolkit.Click to download the Respect & Empathy Toolkit.

Promoting Respect & Empathy: A Toolkit for Educators
of All Grades

Want great ideas on how to promote respect and empathy among your students? First Book members from across the US share their lesson plans, tips, and recommendations in this first-of-its-kind toolkit!

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Promoting Respect & Empathy:
A Toolkit for Educators
of All Grades

Want great ideas on how to promote respect and empathy among your students? First Book members from across the US share their lesson plans, tips, and recommendations in this first-of-its-kind toolkit!

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