InclusioNado, a local organization focused on Coronado schools’ embracing diversity, has launched a Little Library diversity book program. Every month InclusioNado selects an award winning book promoting inclusion and diversity and gathers donations of 20 copies of the book. After labeling the books as an InclusioNado diversity pick, the books are distributed in the Little Free Libraries around Coronado.
The first book selected is the children’s book (recommended for ages 10 and up), “Ninth Ward,” by Jewell Parker Rhodes. “Ninth Ward” tells the story of a young black girl in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. The girl, Lanesha, narrates the story describing how the Ninth Ward, a historically poor section of New Orleans, was heavily impacted by hurricane flooding. Parker’s book earned the Coretta Scott King Honor book award and was a New York Times bestseller.
InclusioNado invites the community to borrow “Ninth Ward” from a Little Library, read the book, discuss it with friends and family, and then return the book to any Little Library so others can learn from and enjoy this uplifting story. A map of Little Free Library locations in Coronado can be found at https://littlefreelibrary.org/ourmap/ although there are additional locations not shown on the map.
InclusioNado will continue to promote and share books with positive messages of inclusion and diversity. The organization welcomes community recommendations for future book selections and donations to support the program.
Visit www.inclusionado.org for additional information.