Win Books That Promote Acceptance and Inclusivity!

Win books that promote acceptance and inclusivityIn honor of Pride Month we are giving away eight books that promote acceptance and inclusivity. One lucky reader will win:

To Enter: Leave a comment below describing how you promote acceptance and inclusivity among kids.

For additional entries, leave a separate comment below for each of the following tasks you complete:

Each comment counts as a separate entry. Entries must be received by midnight, June 18, 2021.

The winner will be contacted via email on or around June 21, 2021, and will need to respond within 72 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Winners must be US residents, 18 years of age or older.

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80 Responses to Win Books That Promote Acceptance and Inclusivity!

  1. Crystal Phifer-Ramsey says:

    i love to read to my children

  2. Erin Siska says:

    I am a good listener, try to meet kids where they are, and let kids be themselves.

  3. liked on Facebook

  4. As a Montessori school peace and inclusivity are embedded in our daily curriculum through grace and courtesy lessons. Additionally, our Character Education program and cultural lessons provide a foundation for inclusivity.

  5. Brooke Barry says:

    I would love promote more inclusivity with my Pre-K children through reading these books!

  6. Bradley Evans says:

    Liked on Facebook as well

  7. Bradley Evans says:

    We are a K-8 school and these would be great for all of our students

  8. Ronda Tousciuk says:

    Good luck vibes ~ Good Luck Vibes ~ GOOD LUCK VIBES !!! As an afterschool facilitator we are hoping that these great books are coming our way . . . . . good luck everyone!

  9. Ronda Tousciuk says:

    Inclusivity and Acceptance dialogs are lead by our teens! Would love to have a little library that respects their efforts ~ good luck everyone

  10. Denise Morrow says:

    Following on pinterest would like to teach more on inclusion would like more books to provide background knowledge.

  11. Carolsue says:

    I follow on Twitter as @MsCarolsueA
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  12. Carolsue says:

    I follow on Facebook as Carolsue Anderson
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  13. Carolsue says:

    Children learn acceptance from their parents and other family members in the beginning. Set a good example. Then talk to them about any concerns/questions they may have when to go to school, etc.
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  14. Peggy Tafoya says:

    I talk about inclusion to my student and let them know it’s ok to be you. I would love books that can make this message concrete. I already follow you on Instagram and have already likes your page on Facebook.

  15. Kristi Byfield says:

    I promote acceptance and Inclusivity as an educational leader serving children birth through five with Special Education needs as well as a mom to a pre-teen and a high school student and their teenage friends. Acceptance and inclusivity begins as being a role model for kids in our every day actions. There are ongoing discussions in a warm nurturing environment where kids feel supported and free to talk about what is happening in their world and the world around them while someone actively listens and supports them and the ideas they have and helps them move forward in their own path.

  16. Crystal Armijo says:

    As a school counselor, I promote inclusivity and acceptance by facilitating discussions during class lessons about respect, kindness, anti-bullying, antidiscrimination, friendship, and empathy. I model caring and non-judgmental behaviors throughout the school and encourage others to do so. I plan and implement schoolwide events around the topics mentioned previously. I recognize students for displaying good character. I also engage in individual or group conversations with students when they demonstrate discrimination.

  17. Susan Campbell says:

    Reading books and talking about inclusion. They also know that they can talk about anything and if they just want to talk one on one I am available anytime.

  18. Susan Werner says:

    As a school social worker, I am always trying to promote inclusion and diversity by modeling good practices and encouraging an inclusive environment. When students use inappropriate words/phrases, they are sent to me for some “sensitivity training.” These books would be so useful to share with students to help encourage that inclusive environment we are working towards.

  19. Susan Werner says:

    Liked on Pinterest

  20. Susan Werner says:

    Followed on Twitter

  21. Susan Werner says:

    Liked on Facebook.

  22. Elisabeth Morales says:

    I promote acceptance and Inclusivity in my classroom by providing a safe and nurturing environment which includes non-judge mental zones.

  23. Anna says:

    As an elementary school counselor, it is always important to break down gender beliefs that some may have and help students, families, and some teachers, re-work their original biased thoughts around gender and what is “boy” and “girl”.

  24. Carol Ledesma says:

    None of these books are in my library – YET

  25. Dr. Paula Harms says:

    As I work in an elementary building primarily as a reading specialist, I often pull small groups to practice on reading skills. We usually do a read aloud each day before we start on skill building so this would fit perfectly. After reading to my small group, I could share with classroom teachers and the small group kids could be the ‘experts’ – not something they always get to do.

  26. Mary says:

    We create and teach advisory lessons that focus on acceptance, inclusion and building community. Always on the lookout for resources to help us with this.

  27. Beth VanBuren says:

    We try to create a safe and nurturing environment. Adults have to be role models to embracing everyone.

  28. Nancy Foote says:

    Follow you on Instagram

  29. Nancy Foote says:

    Follow you on Twitter

  30. Nancy Foote says:

    Liked you in FB and have for a long time.

  31. Jennifer Bates says:

    Liked on Facebook

  32. Jennifer Bates says:

    Followed on Pinterest

  33. Jennifer Bates says:

    Followed on Twitter

  34. Jennifer Bates says:

    As a special education elementary teacher I work to promote inclusion and acceptance daily. My using my platform to show our general Ed students that just because their special Ed classmates might learn a little differently, or need special tools to participate in our class learning, they are no less of a “normal” kid than their peers, because everyone is different. We all like and dislike and can or can not do certain things. We all need help sometimes and with different things. We have to treat everyone the way we want to be treated, regardless of our differences or similarities. We all have both.

  35. Anisha Howell says:

    We teach acceptance of children that are different.

  36. Melissa says:

    Followed on pinterest

  37. Melissa says:

    Liked on faceboook

  38. Melissa says:

    We teach students about accepting differences, and try to include books, images, and curriculum materials that reflect a wide diversity of individuals.

  39. Kathleen Schmidt says:

    I would love to get a set of these books on inclusivity and diversity to read with my small groups and my large classroom environments. I am in an Intermediate Bldg of nearly 800 students and we, unfortunately, have been challenging the years of stereotypical comments that come from having a more mono-racial set of students. We are currently investigating our books in the library and in our district’s library to challenge their relevance to the times. I tedious but well worth the time effort is this.

  40. Angela Fields says:

    Our class is our safe space to explore, share, and feel comfortable being their unique selves.

  41. Vicki Bandy says:

    Our staff is attending a year long training for anti-bias and affirming cultures. Each child receive a book inclusiviness. We provide the dramatic area with different dolls and costumes to promote inclusion.

  42. Tracy Hietpas says:

    We incorporate a variety of materials that promote acceptance including books, puzzles, dolls and posters.

  43. Tiffany says:

    Everyone is different and we learn from each other.

  44. jane bartosz says:

    With all of the different kinds of bullying possible and happening, it’s important to impart to students a sense of self and the need for kindness and understanding and positive communication.

  45. Diana Dean says:

    I would love to have Create a Culture of Kindness in our Elementary school. We have teachers who are committed to SEL and some want to have an after school Kindness Club! I will be conducting Kindness and Anti Bullying lessons all year, so these materials would definitely help.

  46. Chris Jones says:

    We treat everyone with respect

  47. Collisa Astle says:

    I promote acceptance and inclusivity among kids by training Preschool teachers in our county so they have the knowledge to promote acceptance and inclusivity among children in their classrooms.

  48. Patricia Ramseur says:

    Simply treat all children the same, with respect, love, kindness, and let them know that they all matter and they are important.

  49. Laurie Peterson says:

    I am a Sunday school teacher in an inclusive church, and I like to plant these seeds while the children are young. My age range with children is age 2 through grade 5.

  50. Kristy Pitt says:

    I promote acceptance and inclusivity by meeting the children where they are emotionally, cognitively, etc. It is so important that we lay a firm foundation of support for social emotional skills. We need to build a trusting relationship with our students. It’s all about connection.

  51. promoting empathy!

  52. Paula Iunghuhn says:

    Conversation is open ended in the library and any topic is fair game. I will read books that get kids thinking about inclusivity and try to relate the themes to current events.

  53. Jessica McGee says:

    As an ally, I fly the pride flag at my house each June and educate the neighborhood about acceptance and inclusion.

  54. Jessica McGee says:

    I had purchased your culture and diversity book and it was perfect for starting my monthly diversity lessons!

  55. Jessica McGee says:

    I am an elementary school psychologist. Each month I roll out diversity, acceptance and inclusivity content to each class via video and additional activities-resources. Visuals are placed around the schools. These books would be so helpful for this purpose!

  56. Robyn Paulishyn says:

    I bring discussion and exploration of diversity and inclusion into our regular classrooms discussions and provide support to 2SLGBTQ+ students by running our GSA group in our K-8 school.

  57. Flame says:

    To promote inclusivity I dress up in drag and read books to children about inclusivity. Its my thing!

  58. Gloria L Gonzales says:

    We have learned new ways to include all families on Mother’s and Father’s Day activities by simply eliminating one word! We talk about how it is ok for all children to play in house corner and take care of the baby, regardless of gender. Children are allowed to wear any and all of the dress up clothes in the center also.

  59. Katharine Gindin says:

    I worked this past summer to build a library of books that is more representative of diverse cultures and diverse ways of being in this world and books that openly and honestly address inequities. When I go into the classroom, I try to invite all opinions and perspectives so the kids appreciate one another for who they are.

  60. Vanessa Shead says:

    I promote acceptance and inclusion by visuals (pictures of diversity) and by labeling centers in dual language.

  61. I promote acceptance and inclusivity among children by creating an inclusive environment where all children are celebrated and represented.

  62. For several years now, I’ve been careful in my speech and I try hard to avoid presumptive language. I say “parents” or “family” instead of “mommy and daddy,” and I say, “scholars,” “readers,” “friends,” “students,” or “children” instead of “boys” and “girls.” I make an effort to build a library collection that encourages inclusivity and kindness (although about 12 years ago, I had a principal remove Tango!). As someone who’s seen severe suffering in my own family, I am happy and hopeful that things appear to be changing. It gets better.

  63. Michelle Hubbard says:

    I am a preschool educator. I encourage my children to express themselves freely. I also create an environment where children are not shamed for what they say. I have 1 important rule. We can talk about anything.

  64. Julie Hill says:

    Following on Pinterest

  65. Julie Hill says:

    Following on Twitter

  66. Julie Hill says:

    Liked on FB

  67. Julie Hill says:

    I would so love to win this set for my district. I have worked hard to be a safe space for my students. I continue to advocate for policies to protect and embrace students who identify as LGBTQ+

  68. Jessica Spain says:

    Followed on Twitter

  69. Jessica Spain says:

    Liked on Facebook

  70. Jessica Spain says:

    Following on Pinterest 🙂

  71. Jessica Spain says:

    One of the most natural ways to promote acceptance and inclusivity with children is to build on their natural curiosity. A lot of times when children point out differences, adults shy away and tell children things like, “it isn’t nice to say that,” when it is really just a child observation. We should treat these as opportunities to discuss things like race, differing abilities, gender, etc. Having these open conversations removes some of the stigma and encourages inclusivity.

  72. Evelyn Freytes says:

    Our students need to know that they belong regardless of race, class, and gender identity. We promote inclusion by sharing our personal narratives and learning about each others heritage, honoring ancestors and stories.

  73. Patricia Ward says:

    I would like to win these Acceptance and Inclusivity books. My classrooms could really use these and with the COVID-Pandemic and our classrooms being virtual and onsite what great way to have these books to bring the children back for a new school year and be able to create a child/teacher relationship with them. I would love to have these.

  74. Jennifer A Christiansen says:

    I am a co-leader of a Cadette girl scout troop in Attleboro, MA. As part of our silver award, the scouts want to collect books that represent a diverse population to donate to the local public library. They want children, adolescents and young adults to have book available to them that they can relate to. Winning these books would mean a lot to our troop and help support our work.

  75. Desiree says:

    I promote acceptance and inclusivity in my classroom by making sure I show my students how to celebrate our differences.

  76. Jacqui Reedy says:

    To promote inclusivity in my classroom I provide opportunities for students to share their own experiences and perspectives, provide a variety of perspectives on the topics I teach, invest time focusing on getting to know my students, develop awareness of the assumptions and biases I have, and demonstrate a respect and appreciation for diverse peoples and cultures.

  77. Paula Boucher says:

    Reading books about inclusive behavior, promoting the opportunities to boys and girls that it is ok to play trucks as well as dolls and not making pink a girl color and blue a boy color are just a few simple ways to promote inclusion.

  78. Kathy Haskins says:

    Our curriculum is engaging with individual children as well as group. Our staff is awaiting our binary training as well to help each child see who they are and allow them to be who they are.

  79. susanne says:

    I try and create a safe, comfortable classroom for my middle school students where they are free to be who they are.

  80. Samantha Daniels says:

    I work as a Mental Health Practitioner in an elementary school where my job is to teach students to love and accept not only themselves, but one another. No matter whatever their differences may be

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