Celebrating Black History Month!

In recognition of Black History Month this February, CLI invites you to join us in celebrating the rich and diverse tapestry of Black history, not only this month but every month. As we reflect on the past and present, it’s crucial to acknowledge that Black history is an integral part of American history. By teaching the full truth of how …

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.

Recap: Virtual School Leaders Webinar Series Session #1

In this engaging and transformative session, school principals explored and developed strategies to champion equity and diversity in their schools. The session was designed to deepen understanding and practical application of equity-focused educational practices, ensuring students’ voices and potential are recognized and nurtured.

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.

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 …