Briefly Noted: Shawnee Mission PTA launches ‘Diverse Books’ Drive

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The Shawnee Mission Area Council Parent Teacher Association is launching a Diverse Book Drive for all ages via Amazon. Photo credit Brittany Stevens. Used under a Creative Commons license.

SMAC PTA launches Diverse Books Drive

The Shawnee Mission Area Council Parent Teacher Association is launching its first Diverse Books Drive in an effort to ensure all students see themselves represented in libraries.

Those interested in participating are asked to visit SMAC PTA’s diversity, equity and inclusion page here and click on the Amazon wishlist. Books can be purchased and sent directly to SMAC PTA, which will then distribute to schools.

Sharing information about the book drive is also encouraged.

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