Recap: CLI’s Virtual 35th Anniversary Breakfast Briefing

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the incredible supporters and advocates who joined us for the virtual Breakfast Briefing on January 23rd. Your presence made this event truly special, and your ongoing support is invaluable as we continue our mission for more equitable education for children.

NAHM – Book List Spotlight

CLI’s 2023 Native American History Month book list highlights the ancestry, achievements, and intersecting identities of Native groups and individuals. Did you know that there are over 500 Native tribes in the US, whose members speak over 150 different languages? Let’s celebrate that! One book that beautifully portrays a diverse intertribal community is What Your Ribbon Skirt Means to Me by Alexis …

Native American Heritage Month – 2023

National Native American Heritage Month is here! Similar to what we have done with other heritage months, CLI is excited to share our thoughts on how to honor and acknowledge this special occasion, along with book recommendations and resources for the classroom.

Women’s History Month – 2023

Celebrate Women’s History Month with women’s stories. Across the globe and throughout time women rock the world as warriors and writers, innovators and astronauts, dancers, musicians, and more. Diversify your book collection, expand readers’ knowledge, and inspire children with these empowering read alouds.

The Read – Winter 2023

Sharing insights on all things literacy, from highlights of CLI’s work and impact in communities nationwide to the latest research in literacy instruction, helpful practices for implementation, and book titles to expand your classroom and at-home libraries.

Cultivating a Sense of Belonging Book List

With the start of a new school year—and for some, new schools and new classmates—children may be trying to establish for themselves a sense belonging, whether through feelings of security and community, or through self and identity. This book list provides picture books spanning pre-kindergarten through fifth grade that can help parents and caregivers support children, helping them to build …

Volunteers Pitch in to Celebrate Teachers

Just before the school year came to an end, CLI Broward had a very special surprise for its teachers. Initiated and coordinated by Broward advisory board member, Rachel Danzig, Broward coaches presented teachers with care packages during National Teachers Appreciation Week in recognition for their work throughout the year. Visit our blog to see pictures from this special exchange.

Hispanic Heritage Month – Book Collection

CLI celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with read alouds that center Latinx and Hispanic characters and cultures. These picture books, biographies, early readers, and middle-grade novels bring us stories from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Inka Empire, and more.