Black Books Fair: February 1st-February 14th

Flyer for book fair: proceeds benefit Shoreline libraries
  • Join us as we kick off our annual Black Books Fair! Every purchase will benefit putting titles in schools.

    Why Black Books?

    Though they make up approximately 40% of the US population, less than 10% of children's books released the last 24 years were written by and for people of color. Even more, the Cooperative Children's Book Center of the University of Madison-Wisconsin discovered that children's books published in a given year were 3x more likely to feature an animal or other character than a Black character. When children see mirrors of themselves or positive windows into the world of another, they are able to better develop empathy, more well-rounded narratives and critical thinking skills needed to talk about matters of identity. ( Lastly, books can communicate JOY! There is much to celebrate about community, and by featuring selected books, it helps change the narrative for everyone.

    Please purchase a book, support a local bookstore and help put titles back in schools!

    Stop by Shorewood High School on February 7, 8, or 9 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, or place your order online.

    Special thanks to Third Place Books for their partnership on this endeavor, and a special thanks to the Shoreline Equity & Family Engagement Department.


    Click here to buy books, beginning on February 1st:

    **Please don't forget to use coupon code "BV23" so that our Book Fair gets credit!**