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If you’ve read any of my blog posts you know I am passionate about making sure my son sees positive reflections of his self in society. So when I started my journey looking for diverse books for my son, I was so excited to come across this subscription book service especially for kid’s of color. It’s called Just Like Me! Box.
The Just Like Me! Box was created by a black couple with a very important goal in mind. To expose children of color to literature, characters, authors, and stories that are reflective of them. Everyone can agree that reading is fundamental. It is important to us as parents to make sure our children are not only reading, but that they are enjoying what they read.
There are so many books I enjoyed reading as a child, but if you ask me if I felt that I was represented in books my answer will be No. There weren’t any characters that looked like me, there weren’t any princesses that I wanted to be like. That wasn’t my reality.
That’s why Just Like Me! Box is so important. It makes it easy for parents to be able to get books for their children that is reflective of them.
So let me explain how it works
- You can either do month to month or sign up for 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months.
- Let them know your child’s age because every age group gets different selections
- Every month your child receives 2-3 books (if you decide to cancel, but I’m sure you will love it, it’s really simple)
- As your child grows, the books become more advanced
If you decide to purchase any subscriptions use my code: THEKISHAPROJECT for 10% off your first month!!
My son is in the 0-3 age group so for this month the books he received were:
I Am A Boy of Color by Deanna Singh
I Am A Natural Cutie by P.D. Brown
What Is Light by Markette Shephard
I am so excited to be able to add these books to his growing collection. Finding diverse books for children is so important. Not only for kid’s of color, but for ALL kid’s to be able to see that representation matters. It will help us raise open minded, educated, caring human beings.
Make sure to visit the Just Like Me! Box Website and use code THEKISHAPROJECT for 10% off your first month!
What were your favorite books to read as a child?