If you turn on the TV news, scroll through social media, or read/watch the news on your computer you’ll come across headlines such as “Banned in the USA: The Growing Movement to Ban Books”, “Why Book Ban Efforts Are Spreading Across the U.S.”, “Texas leads US in books banned from schools,” and “Florida school book bans: Second highest rate in the nation.”
MCCBD’s mission is, and will always be, to get diversity children’s books into the hands of young readers. It is especially important for kids to be able to “see themselves” in the pages of a book, but family reading time is also a critical piece of this literacy puzzle.
MCCBD has had the honor of working with several important non-profits who share a similar vision and one such organization is the Oklahoma Messages Project. Thanks to the outreach of OK Messages Project Director, Cheri Fuller, MCCBD donated a big box of multicultural books for children and their incarcerated parents to create memories with.