Diversity is a pillar of Inspirus. We are on a mission to diversify the pages of all books – picture books, textbooks, workbooks, chapter books, and beyond.
Diversity and representation on the pages of our books go so much further than the books themselves. We’re passionate about all kids seeing themselves and other people of different cultures, ethnicities, and races on the pages of our books.
1. Diverse books empower young readers.
When children see themselves on the pages of books, it inspires them to do whatever their hearts desire. They are empowered to follow their dreams because they see it’s possible.
2. Diverse books lead to less racial prejudice.
When children see minorities represented in all aspects of life through all media, especially books, they grow up knowing it to be normal and are less likely to project hate when they come across minorities in their daily life.
3. Diverse books fuel higher overall self-confidence.
We, especially children, internalize messaging through media, including books. When the media doesn’t depict a life similar to yours, those internalized messages slowly chip away at self-esteem. But the opposite happens when we see ourselves affirmed in the media we consume. Children who see themselves in their books are known to have higher self-esteem and confidence.
We believe a generation of empathy can be raised through diversity, representation, and inclusion, starting with your bookshelf.
Have you diversified your bookshelf? Start today.
Inspirus: for the kids who inspire us.