BENEFITING: Casa Kids
Hello social justice world! Please help me promote anti-bias education and literacy for foster children at the same time.
My name is Madison Levin, and I am a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer for children in foster care. I am also advocating for a program, run by the non-profit CASA Kids, called A Book For Me. It is designed to provide foster children, who often only ever receive hand-me -downs, with a brand new book. In examining the available selection for my two foster kids, I was struck, once again, by the lack of books that reflect the wide range of identities and backgrounds of these kids. I am trying to raise money to buy books that are more inclusive and teach tolerance.
This is especially important for kids in Foster Care. They are disproportionately children of color and children who are differently abled. And they have been taken away from their home and family to live with strangers, sometimes losing any connection they have with their roots. I would like to give them a book that reflects their identity instead of one that reflects the world of publishing.
As an added bonus, I will only support local bookstores. And because everyone working on this project is a volunteer, other than the minimal fee this website collects, 100% of your donations will go directly to purchasing anti-bias books for foster kids.
Don’t forget, the end of the year is fast approaching and this is a tax-deductible donation! Thank you!
If you have any questions, or can suggest some beloved children’s or teen books, please don’t hesitate to contact me: MadisonLevin.CASA@gmail.com
So far, these sites are my primary sources for which books to select: http://www.upworthy.com/20-empowering-childrens-books-that-celebrate-diversity-and-social-justice?c=ufb1 https://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp http://www.childpeacebooks.org/cpb/Protect/antiBias.php https://www.naeyc.org/publications/books/supplements/antibias