Miles to Row is a unique children’s book club that features diverse stories, authors, and illustrators. Our mission is to make these books more accessible to all children. We aim to spark important conversations and expand your library to reflect our diverse world. Help us build a community that represents us all. With every purchase, Miles to Row donates one of our diverse books to local schools, libraries, and nonprofits.
It is never too early to discuss diversity, and all children should have access to books that not only reflect themselves but reflect our diverse world. Our books are carefully selected by parents and educators with the goal of representation.
Children need to see themselves, their family, their friends in the materials in front of them. How can we raise a reader if the child can’t see their world in what they read? Our aim is to further understanding of ourselves and our community through engaging book selections that range from the everyday moments to the personal achievements that inspire generations.
Books are a natural way to begin discussions. When read together, children can explore their observations and questions with people they trust. These conversations support children to develop positive feelings towards race and diversity. Embracing our uniqueness builds the foundation of a true community.
I’m an early childhood educator who has seen what it means to a child when they see themselves in what they’re reading. I’m a mom who asks their children to see themselves in someone who looks different than them. Talking about similarities and differences supports us in seeing how similar we all really are. I graduated from Ohio State with degrees in History and Political Science. I graduated from Boston University with a Master’s in Early Childhood Education. I’ve taught children aged 3-10 in both Boston and Atlanta. I’ve been a mom and wife in the United States and in Basel, Switzerland. I’ve seen the power books hold – let’s use them to support our community to be better, to do more, to support our future – a future that starts today.