Read in Color Program Celebrated for Efforts to Promote Equity and Inclusion

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The Little Free Library® (LFL) nonprofit organization, in partnership with Colle McVoy, launched Read in Color™ this fall, a timely initiative to bring more diverse books to communities worldwide and amplify BIPOC and LGBTQ voices at a grassroots level. The impactful program received widespread attention for its efforts to promote equity and inclusion from media such as USA Today, CNN, Upworthy, Publishers Weekly and more.

“We are incredibly proud to partner with Little Free Library on this wonderful project, which developed from the pain and heartache we felt after the death of George Floyd in our community,” said Christine Fruechte, CEO, Colle McVoy. “We want to be a force for change by helping to provide reading material to people who want to expand their knowledge and views on racial justice, as well as promote inclusivity through access to diverse perspectives and experiences.”

Through the program, LFL and its stewards distribute books though LFL book-sharing boxes that provide perspectives on racism and social justice, celebrate BIPOC and LGBTQ voices, and incorporate experiences from all identities for all readers. Read and see more about the program and Colle McVoy’s efforts to support it here.