Want to teach kids about social justice and to honor diversity? How?!
Picture books present. Conversations cement. We deliver both.
Diversify your bookshelf. Reflect your values.
Raise conscious children.
Expertly curated for kids ages 3-8
Join the club!
Receive two beautiful books and supportive, expertly crafted discussion guides-- featuring diverse characters and stories-- all based on themes centralized around social justice.
Read with your child(ren)! Integrate important topics of discussion into your family with ease, using our simple, accessible discussion guides.
SHIFT and Grow!
Become part of the movement! Join other parents and caregivers in conversations and readings that give context to and language for meaningful topics.
What parents are saying:
"I find it difficult to carve out the time to research, locate, and purchase key books that address race and gender issues, but it’s important to me that our family's bookshelf reflects our core tenets and beliefs. I’m so grateful for SHIFT Book Box — all the work is done for me and a bounty of perfectly sensitive and curated books arrives at our home. What a gift!"
- Gwynne Johnson, SHIFT Book Box Subscriber
"My daughters and I love your book boxes so much! The day it arrives is one of our favorite days of the month and we all learn so much. I'm grateful for the guidance and care the books give-- guiding my kids and I into topics that I feel passionately about and at times, feel nervous going into with my children. You are doing an amazing job!"
- Jenna Neeley, SHIFT Book Box Subscriber
What's inside a SHIFT Book Box:
We serve as a platform for #OWNVOICES authors and illustrators. We select books that feature a diversity of creators
and characters and that center around themes of social justice. We pair these titles with child-tested conversational guides written by our co-founders- who are educators, activists and community organizers. Monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly subscription options!
Two beautiful, carefully
curated picture books.
We do the work for you! We find, vet and curate the best collection of picture books available on the market today, that represent the social justice oriented theme of each month. We aim to feature #ownvoices titles, a diversity of authors, illustrators, protagonists and other characters.
Expertly crafted, tried and
tested Discussion Guides.
The books we choose are gorgeous, well written. and beautifully illustrated. They can be enjoyed on their own, or you can support your child in going deeper into the themes, using our expertly crafted discussion guides. We contextualize the story for you- so you can dive in easily with your child.
Monthly letter and
"Seed Starter" prompts.
We make it simple to prioritize these topics and to weave them naturally into your dinner table or car conversations. Each month, we introduce the theme with details about context, history and helpful prompts to engage you and your family in important and meaningful conversations.
Why SHIFT Book Box?
SHIFT Book Box is a monthly, social justice oriented picture book subscription service featuring a curated selection of high quality children's books and discussion guides. We provide you with books and guides that feature diverse characters, authors and illustrators and that will support you in growing your families with progressive values. We do the work of decolonizing and diversifying your library and provide you with resources to tackle important topics with which you already wish to prioritize. Read books. Have conversations. Let us deliver both to you! Your subscription will increase market demand and influence publishers to create more diverse books that contextualize topics that matter to you. Together, we can SHIFT the lexicon, AND the marketplace.