Representation Matters

Join us in celebrating diversity by donating storybooks that authentically represent minorities.

We at Pajama Program firmly believe that #RepresentationMatters.

Representation is crucial to making a child feel included in society and expanding all children’s concept of what is possible. When children see people who look, act, and experience life like them reflected in the books they read, they are able to feel a sense of inclusion in society and can see potential for what their lives could be.

However, representation does not only benefit people of color; representation benefits everyone. According to Literacy Minnesota, reading multicultural books promotes unity, empathy, and the interaction of children across differing ethnic backgrounds, among many other benefits.

Donate a storybook from our curated lists for affinity months and help us create a world where all children can see themselves in stories at bedtime.