In her beautiful children’s book, Amanda Gorman writes, “I can hear change humming in its loudest, proudest song. I don’t fear change coming. And so I sing along.”

In a world where police brutality took the life of Tyre Nichols, and Governor DeSantis can singlehandedly redefine the curriculum of an AP African American Studies class, it doesn’t feel like change is singing.  And yet, as advocates for children–the future of our country–we are inspired to keep empowering our young clients to be seen and heard. To be seen and heard in court. To be seen and heard within their families. To be seen and heard at school. To be seen and heard in their communities. For the third year, we invite you to join us and take one small step to empower our clients by providing them with books by Black authors about Black characters. From board books to young adult books and everything in between, you can join the effort by shopping our wish lists locally in Alameda (or online) at Books Inc. or through Amazon.
“We are the wave starting to spring, for we are the change we sing. We are what the world is becoming, and we know it won’t be long. We all hear change strumming. Won’t you sing along?”