There is a devastating lack of multicultural representation in children’s literature. This is particularly troubling when one considers the negative effect this dearth has on literacy in underrepresented communities. That’s why it’s so important that our entire catalog is the libraries of all D.C. Public Schools, and in the public library system, and being spread across the country.Read More
You’ve heard about the incredible #1000blackgirlbooks campaign, right?
If not, here’s the scoop:
Marley Dias, age 11, decided she was sick of always reading about “white boys and dogs.” She asked, where are the characters who look like me? Those books about strong proud funny beautiful black girls were not showing up in her school curriculum, so she decided to do something about it: she started the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign.Read More
On Wednesday, August 12th, we had the incredible opportunity to meet leaders working with at-risk youth from all over the world and to share with them our books! Through a program called the IVLP which is run by the State Department, we met with folks from: Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Congo, Egypt, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine.Read More
Shout of the Day goes to End Slavery Now for highlighting the important work of the Restavek Freedom Foundation writers!
"Telling our kids about the bad things happening in the world is a tough task. Restavek Freedom Foundation is helping to make that conversation easier with their children's books written by former child slaves."Read More
We're not just shouting today at Shout Mouse, we're doing a little jig. Why, you ask? Because in partnership with the good folks at Reach, Inc. we just delivered nearly 1,000 Shout Mouse and Reach teen-authored books to DCPS Libraries, who want every one of our titles in every one of their schools.
Every Shout Mouse book in every public school in DC. !!!
In June 2014, Shout Mouse Press will travel to Haiti to partner with the Restavek Freedom Foundation. 'Restavek' is a form of modern-day slavery that persists in Haiti, affecting one in every 15 children. Restavek Freedom's mission is to end child slavery in Haiti in our lifetime through child advocay, education, and community mobiization.