Families share the love ....
"The family book club discussion was amazing. As an adult, I was pleased to be stretched in my thinking. It made such an impression on my son that when looking at situations, we are still drawing parallels to the book and the discussion months later."
"The quality resources from Story Starters helped our white family engage in meaningful and challenging conversations that were both age appropriate for our 4 year old and filled with opportunities for learning for the adults. Story Starters creates a community of folks willing to take risks and grow together to be more intentional in our daily actions and interactions with the overlap of race, racism, and parenting."
"Introducing conversations about race and about difference isn't easy, even if you believe it is important. Story Starters has helped us acknowledge this, and provided tools and language to support us ... The discussion guides that accompanied the books provided confidence that we didn't fully appreciate we needed."
"For our family, participating in Story Starters provided us tools to have family conversations about race with our daughter. Learning about different types of children's books that address the difficult topic of racial differences and discrimination helped to make these uncomfortable conversations a bit easier. The added bonus was meeting and spending some time with like minded families."
- Eric & Heather
"This experience enabled us, as parents, to learn ways to approach injustices like racism with our children and initiate conversations about taking action and being an upstander. From parent-only information sessions to family-friendly events celebrating diversity in our community, my family has gained so much from being a part of Story Starters. My children continuously read the books we chose through the program and they have commented a few times about enjoying the Story Starters activities. My family will continue to be a part of the Story Starters Community and I look forward to future learning and growth for all of us."