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.
Learn more about the titles in each bundle and receive tips on sparking conversations with your young reader, along with engaging activities to try together.

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.
May's Featured Bundle
Discover the rich tapestry of Asian American experiences with our specially curated book bundle! Dive into three heartwarming and enlightening stories featuring characters of Indian, Japanese, and Korean heritage.
These captivating narratives celebrate diversity, fostering empathy, curiosity, and activism while immersing readers in the vibrant cultures of Asia. Each book is a window into unique perspectives, offering insights and connections that inspire understanding and appreciation for our shared humanity.
See the AANHPI Month Reading Guide

Explore the beauty of Asian American lives and the power of storytelling with this thoughtfully selected book bundle. Start your journey of discovery today!

Bundle Price: $75.00

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

Get the AANHPI Month Bundle
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Take Me Out to the Yakyu
Aaron Meshon

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