Elementary Book Project
Our Book Project is a project that aims to teach young kids about anti-racism and inclusivity. We believe that if we start exposing kids to diversity and anti-racism early, we can help them become more conscious adults.
So, the Book Project is where we donate anti-racist and diverse books to elementary schools, create lesson plans and activities around it, and teach the lessons in classrooms. Some of our books are centered on anti-racism and learning about racism, and some just have diverse characters to help kids value diversity and see themselves and their friends equally represented in literature.
Over the past three years, we have donated over 250 books to elementary schools and taught lessons in over 25 classrooms. We aim to bring this project to every elementary school in Vermont. Help us in this mission by joining VSARN today!
If you are a teacher who wants the lesson plans or to get books, please fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/2VcdKruBtz8H26s77
I thought that was awesome, and I wanna thank you and the kids who came to class to teach today for helping contextualize racism for the first graders.
Thank you for doing this work. It is so important and it's nice for students to see other young people engaged in making a positive change.
The students want to know when you can come back!
“Racism is driven by mindsets, unconscious biases, and how our brains are structured so if we can get young people into anti-racist habits early on, it is likely that these habits will stick with them into adulthood,”