I’m thrilled for you to join me in a fundraiser for Dave and Rebekka Stutzman and their wonderful family, as they prepare to return to Germany. Here’s how the fundraiser works: when you place a Barefoot Books order (details below), the Stutzmans will receive 20% of the total sales as a gift toward their ministry! It’s a gift that gives twice, as you not only support Dave and Rebekka, but also gift the little ones in your life with books that expose them to the beauty of this world. You can click here to place an order, or scroll down this page for book recommendations and complete information on ordering. Deadline for orders is April 17, 2016!
About Barefoot Books
Barefoot Books is an independent publisher of children’s books that celebrate diversity, global learning, and care for the earth. Whether you’re living in Georgia or Germany or merely wishing for an adventure, positive stories from other cultures allow kids to appreciate rather than fear our world.
“It is time for parents to start teaching young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou
Below you will be able to peruse an overview of books for a range of ages, and from various countries and cultures.
Celebrate Diversity: Ages 0-3
“We read to know we are not alone.” – C.S. Lewis
“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.
Explore 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: Books for Independent Readers
“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-alouds, and provoke questions of how different cultures perceive and contribute to the world in their own brilliant, unique ways. The ones pictured below each include stories from Germany!
“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
How to Order
You have two options for placing an order:
- Click here to place your order directly on the Barefoot Books website and view our complete collection of books, games, puzzles and music! When you check out, you should see “Fundraiser for the Stutzmans” on the right side bar.
- Alternatively, you can list the books you’d like to order via this form (click here). I will then email you an invoice via Square which you can pay with your debit/credit card.
Books are shipped straight to your doorstep! Barefoot ships to the U.S. and Canada.
If you have any questions or would like specific book recommendations for the little ones in your life, please contact Daphne Fowler, Barefoot Books Ambassador, by clicking here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.