The Invitation Ready for Book Deserts

by | Dec 8, 2021 | Book News, News Updates

A magical box arrived last week. I almost didn’t open it, thinking it was a holiday gift from a relative. Luckily, I noticed Room to Read as the sender.

The Invitation cover with the Peace & Equality boxInside was a full paperback set of the non-profit’s Peace & Equality picture book collection. It’s been a year since I was part of the team bringing this to life. My contribution was The Invitation, a picture book about neurodiversity, friendship and inclusion (partnered with illustrator Ruthie Lafond). 

Room to Read plans to distribute 70,000 copies of the 10-book box collection to U.S. book deserts where children do not have adequate access to children’s literature. It is a beautiful collection, with a range of stories that will appeal to different interests.

Eventually the books will be available to purchase on demand.

Various book covers for Peace & Equality collectionMeanwhile, kids can read The Invitation online for free. And you can read all of the Peace & Equality stories online here.

I look forward to sharing when the books are available to purchase!