Abundant Beginnings, abundantbeginnings.org
A Bay Area-based organization that runs social justice programs
for children, including a forest school and summer camps, as well as workshops for parents and caretakers on raising children who are
socially aware and able to make change.
Embrace Race, embracerace.org
A multiracial community of parents, teachers, experts, and other caring adults who support each other to meet the challenges that race poses to our children, families, and communities. ER offers articles, action kits, webinars, and more to raise race-savvy children.
Gender Spectrum, genderspectrum.org
A full range of resources for parents and educators of gender-diverse children. They are based in the Bay Area and hold a conference every summer providing workshops and in-depth education about gender-diverse children and youth.
Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange, lavenderlibrary.com
Our local LGBTQ+ Library in Sacramento. LLACE also hosts social groups for LGBTQ+ adults.
Multiculturalism Rocks!, multiculturalism.rocks
A local pop-up bookstore that carries children’s titles by #OwnVoice authors from small presses. These books can be difficult to find in mainstream bookstores, and Mvondo can tailor offerings for particular themes and events. The website also includes Mvondo’s blog, where she reviews and recommends books, searchable by theme.
PBS Kids, Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism, https://www.pbs.org/parents/talking-about-racism
A collection of articles, book recommendations, and links curated by PBS Kids. You can also find the video of the PBS Kids broadcast, Talking to Children Authentically About Race and Racism, on this page.
Raising Luminaries/Books for Littles, booksforlittles.com
Book recommendations and essays by Ashia Ray, a mother of color with autism. Ray focuses on disability rights, gender equality, racial justice,
and wealth inequity.
Teaching Tolerance, www.tolerance.org
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance has resources and materials for educators to teach social justice and anti-bias
in the classroom.
We Need Diverse Books, diversebooks.org
A nonprofit organization and a grassroots movement dedicated to changing the publishing industry to make children’s books more representative of all children. Excellent resource for finding #OwnVoices books, including an app called OurStory.
Wee the People, weethepeopleboston.org
A Boston-based social justice project for children ages 4 to 12.