Good Natured Roots' magic lies in our creating this niche space as one of the very few publications and media presences, bridging a gap for BIPOC children to the natural world in a visually beautiful, playful, accessible, and empowering way.
It is clear that children’s literature still lacks inclusivity and the presence of diverse characters exploring outdoor recreation, despite its lifelong benefits.
Parents and educators agree that diversity in children’s media is important. They wish to see more representation, including characters who are disabled, people of color, and LGBTQ identities that are written by authors from the same diverse group better reflecting today's modern families.
The growing urgency for environmental stewardship makes it critical that young readers see themselves and the impact they can have, on the world and within their communities.
Good Natured Roots was founded by Vanessa Miot - an educator and creative- who is passionate about nature and frustrated with the lack of diverse resources available for sharing with her children.
Funds will be used towards startup costs and compensating those within our community who share their talent and skill of illustration or written storytelling within the pages of this publication.
Visit www.GoodNaturedRoots.com to learn more!