Inside The Box
The stories must ignite our imaginations, make our hearts sing, bestow confidence, and stir our sense of wonder and possibility.
Diverse characters and families
Our books proudly and prominently feature under-represented identities in children's literature. Any box with at least three books is guaranteed to include LGBTQ+, racially and ethnically diverse, and feminist characters and families, among many other currently under-represented identities. We especially value those stories featuring characters living at the intersection of various under-represented identities.
This is a hashtag created by Corinne Duyvis, and now widely used throughout the children's literature community, to elevate stories featuring diverse characters created by those of the same identity. While there are still far too few #ownvoices stories, and therefore not all of our stories will be #ownvoices, we are seeking out these stories. Please let us know your favorite #ownvoices stories.
If you have a book you would like our Super Star Curation Team to consider, please share your suggestion here.