At TTAR, we believe it is important to celebrate the lives of black, brown, and indigenous people year-round, not just during Black History Month. That is why we are proud to help distribute books that feature characters of color living their lives with joy and dignity. We understand that these books provide an important window into the lives of people of color and help to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of their experiences.
We also recognize the importance of engaging young people in this work, which is why we are excited to feature young people from our community who are helping to promote and distribute these books. We hope that showcasing their efforts can encourage others to get involved in this mission and help create a more inclusive and equitable community.
Black History Month 2022
TTAR donated copies of The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander & illustrated by Kadir Nelson to every 3-6 classroom in the Tri-Town.
[RMS Principal Derek Medeiros & Alison Noyce]
Little Free Diverse Library in Mattapoisett
Former TTAR President, Tangi Thomas, cuts the ribbon on our first Little Free Diverse Library at Ned's Point, Mattapoisett, MA, on September 10, 2021
Rick & Alia Cusolito
LFDL opening at Ned's Point, 2021.
Kelcey Robertson Raises Money for Diverse Books at RMS
In 2020, Kelcey Robertson raised over $700 in donations for diverse books for the Rochester Memorial Elementary School library in Rochester, MA. In February 2021, Kelcey was named one of "18 Kids Who Make the World a Better Place." by the New York Times.
[Asst Principal Charley West, Kelcey Robertson, Principal Derek Medeiros]