Beyond the Bookshelf

Supporting teachers and empowering children for educational equity and joy

Make a lasting impact on education through the power of literature, supporting teachers and empowering students for education equity.

The books you select for your classrooms or home libraries play a crucial role in shaping how children understand their own and others' racial, cultural, and linguistic identities, convey messages about representation, and influence the development of critical thinking skills in learning.

CLI’s book bundles for a better future go beyond the bookshelf and align with our commitment to provide Black and Latinx children with access to high quality, anti-bias, identity-affirming books in a range of topics and genres and across multiple languages.

Beyond the Bookshelf is more than just a campaign; it's a movement towards a brighter, more equitable future in education. Join us in making a difference – one book, one bundle at a time.


Here's how you can participate in this campaign:

Explore Our Collections

Explore thoughtfully curated book collections, spanning diverse themes to meet varied interests and learning requirements, igniting curiosity and nurturing a passion for education through empowering narratives and educational journeys.

Make a Purchase

Select your favorite bundles and proceed to checkout – your purchase is a direct investment in educational empowerment.

Be a Part of the Movement

Join our community by signing up to receive email updates on the latest releases of CLI's book bundles. You'll also gain access to helpful resources and tips aimed at engaging young readers and fostering a vibrant culture of equity and inclusion in their learning journey.
February's Featured Bundle

Showing Love

Appreciation, affection, comfort, confection. How do you show love? In these three big-hearted picture books, characters close to home and across the globe spread love and joy through acts of kindness, cozy cuddles, and by forging cross-cultural connections. We LOVE these books.

Bundle Price: $75.00

Your purchase helps CLI support teachers, improve literacy instruction, and create transformative educational experiences.


Purchase the Showing Love Bundle >
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Whoever You Are
Mem Fox
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Honey, I Love
Eloise Greenfield
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You Hold Me Up
Monique Gray Smith

Not interested in buying a book bundle?

You can still support CLI in multiple ways. Join our local advisory boards, follow us on social media, and spread awareness of CLI's impact. Plus, you can donate online via various methods like checks, stocks, and DAFs. Your investment fuels CLI's mission to transform early literacy and positively impact every child's journey.

Contact our Development Team to learn more about contributing to our literacy mission.

Make a Gift. Empower a Child.
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