West Roxbury Anti-Racist Little Libraries

Hello Community!

This summer Bostonians flooded Little Free Library book-sharing boxes with diverse books that amplify diverse voices. We want to continue this trend by creating two Anti-Racist Little Libraries in West Roxbury.

For children, books are such an important place where they can build their self-confidence and self-worth, start conversations, and create change.  Children of color deserve to see themselves represented in books and all children deserve access to seeing/reading about a broad variety of topics.  We want to expand this opportunity in West Roxbury.

Adults also deserve access to books which encourage critical thinking and understanding. The Little Free Library community has pledged to work harder to diversify the contents of their little libraries as a way to promote education and understanding. At the Little Free Library nonprofit organization, inclusion and representation are central tenets and so we want to create a space where children and adults can specifically have access to inclusive material.

Diverse books include, but are not limited to; books about LGBTQ+, books where people with disabilities are represented, books that discuss and highlight different religions/beliefs, books featuring people from different countries, books featuring People of Color and Indigenous POC, and more.  Our Amazon Wish List can be found here although we love donated books too!  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PCMXNZ81O6ME/?ref_=lol_ov_le&fbclid=IwAR3mCmMJ9iBFFrKHX1KeDOjltb_iEGPqw8SadFyZM2X-OdOycOlH-l_tMng

The money raised through this fundraiser will directly go to: the purchase of two unfinished Little Libraries ($600 each), the cost of paying a local artist to paint the libraries in a vibrant way and the continual purchase of diverse books.

Donations

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  • lori corriveau 
    • $250 
    • 3 d
  • Ellen Grubert 
    • $20 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 16 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 25 d
  • Maureen Kearney 
    • $25 
    • 25 d
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Organizer

Kristen Lee 
Organizer
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