*Numbers compiled by BWC Author Alliance
On behalf of United of Central Carolinas, you have been approved for the 2023 grant funding as a 1st year.
Books with Color is sponsored by Duke, and is a proud member of the 2023 United Charlotte Cohort of the United Way of Greater Charlotte.
If you are a classroom teacher and would like to have a Books with Color Affiliate Author read their book to your class LIVE via Zoom or in person click the button below!
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
-Charles W. Eliot
Help us color every shelf in the world with Books with Color!
Join us for an exciting event celebrating the vibrant world of books and diversity! The Books with Color Summit is a must-attend gathering for book lovers, writers, and anyone interested in promoting inclusivity in literature. A huge thanks to our sponsors: @unitedwaygreaterclt, @duke_energy, and @livlibraries, and our venue sponsor, the @cmlibrary
Books with Color was founded in 2020 by two Charlotte authors who saw firsthand that minority children were greatly underrepresented in children's literature. The mutual will to "be the change" and correct this social injustice led our founding Authors to organize and partner with more authors, supporters, and friends to solve this problem together, one classroom and one book at a time.
Our Mission is to increase the accessibility of inclusive and bi-lingual children's reading materials via strategic partnerships between diversity-driven authors and the communities who support them.
Our vision is to provide all children with ample access to age-appropriate reading materials featuring diverse characters and situations that more accurately reflect the colorful world we live in.
Your donation will go towards purchasing three children's books from a self-published author. The author will read aloud and leave those books in the classroom where kids can self-select a book with characters that look like them. This means 25 children will see the power of knowing all children can be the heroes, the princesses, and the solvers of books.
Made from the words brown and ethnicity. Brown represents melanin, the brown pigment we all have. Ethnicity means that which we have in common. Essentially, we all are hues of brown!
In 2021, I began writing my first children’s book, The Adventures of Amazing Grace, about family, flying, magic, and friendship! The book was inspired by a dream I had that turned into a bedtime story for my daughter.
Sandra Elaine Scott is a Transformational Speaker, Soft Skills Trainer, and certified Dream Coach(r) who is inspired by the world around her. This memoir has been a labor of love, and Sandra is excited to share her mother with the world.
A new authors' alliance brings diverse and bilingual children's books to Charlotte schools
Increasing representation and diversity in children's books across Charlotte.
An Interview with Lawrence Gordon.
A premier hybrid book publisher since 1988, we are passionate about bringing works of merit to the market. Authors benefit from our publishing history and our relationships with global distributors, re-sellers, wholesalers, and retailers.
Read Together is a collaborative effort to have more children in Mecklenburg County experience reading together with an adult, which is a simple yet powerful way to help children develop and grow critical literacy skills.
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