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I'm so glad I found OurShelves, and been able to broaden my sons' horizons with these inclusive stories. Being white folks in a rural town in Maine, my sons don't get to experience a lot of diversity first-hand just yet. I'm so glad to have this small way to open their eyes to the greater world around them. It's opened up rich conversations in our house, and a number of these books have already become family favorites - and they are books we might never have found on our own.
The Founding Membership was well worth the cost, and has been the Christmas gift that keeps on giving... We love opening the new shipments and exploring all of the beautiful stories curated in OurShelves.
Jennifer, this feedback means so much to us! Thank you for your commitment to ensuring ALL children and ALL families have a place on OurShelves! Truly, we feel honored to do this work in partnership with members like you!3 days ago
I love this subscription book service! Such beautiful children's books that illustrate the inclusive values that I want to teach my son.
Thank you so much for being an OurShelves Founding Member committed to the idea that ALL children and families deserve a place on OurShelves!May 15, 2019
Every child is born with an expansive and loving heart and mind. Ourshelves nurtures children's hearts and minds and helps us, as caring parents, friends, and family members, make manifest the world we want to see. This is a wonderful organization with a brilliant mission. Consider your subscription or gift more than a purchase - it's a way of changing the culture, asking more of publishers, and creating more possibilities for peace, love, equality, and acceptance.
Sarah H, yes, yes, and yes - "Every child is born with an expansive and loving heart and mind." Perfectly stated. Thank you for your beautiful description of OurShelves. We are so grateful to have you as one of our Founding Members.Feb 17, 2019
I am so excited about this service! My family is multi-racial and multi-cultural and it is so hard to find books that reflect this kind of family experience, so I am thrilled that this service exists. We got our first box of books and loved it and I can't wait to see what we get in the second box. I look forward to my children growing up with this service.
Thank you, Alicia, for this wonderful review and feedback! We are so excited that you are loving your books as much as we love them. Thanks again so much for being an OurShelves Founding Member committed to the vision that ALL children deserve a place on OurShelves!Feb 12, 2019
Our family loves the beautiful, diverse books we received from OurShelves! They offer many different age-range options to tailor to your child's needs at different price points, making it accessible to all different families.
Molly, thanks so much for your feedback and support! We're proud that you're an OurShelves Founding Member working with us to ensure ALL children have a place on OurShelves!Jan 29, 2019
This service is an excellent way to fill your book shelf with beautiful, inclusive books for children. My little one is just developing an understanding of the world, and knowing that she will continually read stories about diverse children in diverse families is so important to build empathy and understanding. Even though our family looks traditional, including stories from indigenous families, single sex parents, and children ignoring societal norms will help us to start important conversations and foster a sense of respect and understanding for our children.
I am so thankful for this organization taking the time to find this beautiful literature. As a working mom, I haven't been able to spend the time locating such important books. I highly recommend the book box to anyone hoping to foster these inclusive feeling in the children they love.
Thank you so much, Michelle, for these kind words and for expressing so beautifully what we're trying to accomplish with OurShelves! Thanks for being an OurShelves Founding Member and for joining us in working towards ALL children having a place on OurShelves!Jan 28, 2019
I was absolutely delighted by the books that my family received in our first subscription box, so were my children. Each story was told in a different style, had meaningful cultural significance, beautiful illustrations, and represented diverse communities. My heart sang as I read the books to my daughters. OurShelves is definitely filling a hole in the market with substance, inspiring content, and a carefully-curated selection of offerings. I love that the business is woman owned. Highly recommend!
Sandra, we are so joyful that you and your children are loving our books as much as we do! Thank you for being an OurShelves Founding Member and for joining us in ensuring that ALL children have a place on OurShelves!Jan 29, 2019