Welcome! I’m thrilled for you to join me in a fundraiser for DPCC. Here’s how it works: you place a Barefoot Books order (details below), and DPCC will receive 20% of the total sales! It’s a gift that gives twice, as we not only support a school our kids love, but also gift the little ones in our lives with books that celebrate the beauty of our world. Information on ordering is at the bottom of the page, and the deadline is April 30, 2016.
About Barefoot Books
Barefoot Books is an independent publisher of high quality children’s books that celebrate diversity, global learning, and care for the earth. I have curated collections of some of my favorite books by theme and age below. You can also browse the website to view our full collection and place your order by clicking here.
“It is time for parents to start teaching young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou
Celebrating Diversity: Ages 0-3
“Isn’t it amazing that we are all made in God’s image, and yet there is so much diversity among His people?” – Desmond Tutu
These sing-along books feature colorful illustrations of children from around the world. They are a HUGE hit with children ages 1-6 (trust me, I’ve tested them almost every day!). Each one comes with a CD with an audio soundtrack and video animation.
Exploring the World: Ages 3-10
“What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean, they show us how to live.” – Anne Lamott
Cultivating Cross-Cultural Literacy
“All the reading she had done had given her a view of life they had never seen.” – Roald Dahl, from Matilda
These collections of stories from around the globe make wonderful read-aloud books, and provoke questions of how different cultures perceive and contribute to the world in their own brilliant, unique ways. I’ve pictured a few here, but Barefoot also has anthologies of global stories on themes including animals, princesses, knights, fairy tales, African tales, Irish tales, ballet stories, and more!
“Diverse kids’ literature gives children of color a chance to see themselves as heroes, which is vital. But smart, thoughtful books with non-white protagonists can also give white children a chance to see black people and people of color as something other than anxiety-producing others or stereotypes.” – Noah Berlatsky
Cultivating Care for the Earth
Caring for our Minds & Bodies
How to Order
You have two options for placing an order:
- Click here to browse Barefoot’s website and place your order! You should automatically see “DPCC Fundraiser” in the right sidebar when you are checking out. If you do not, please contact Daphne at the email below.
- Alternatively, you can email the list of books you’d like to order to Daphne at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will then email you an invoice via Square.
Books are shipped straight to your doorstep!
If you have any questions or would like specific book recommendations for your little ones, please contact Daphne, Barefoot Books Ambassador (and DPCC mama!), by clicking here or by emailing email@example.com.
Thank you so much for supporting DPCC!
As an extra bonus this month, we’ll also be planting a tree for families in East Africa (through our partner organization, Trees.org) for every book or product you purchase!