Book Collection

What makes our
collection unique

Part of J3 Foundation's mission is to increase book access for the young scholars that we serve. We have carefully and intentionally curated a diverse, culturally relevant book collection composed of over 1,500 unique titles. We work to ensure that our book collection is representative of diverse experiences, including, but not limited to...

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LQBTQIA+

people
of color

gender
diversity

people with
disabilities

religious
minorities

We strive to promote inclusion through our programming and book collection. Our collection features the latest Coretta Scott King, Cadecott Medal, Newberry Medal, and more award winning books in addition to new, upcoming diverse authors! J3 has also committed to meeting the unique challenge of building a collection that provides struggling readers with high-interest books at their reading level.

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picture
books

graphic
novels

highly
illustrated
chapter
books

early
chapter
books

highly
illustrated
non-fiction
books

Click HERE to view our entire, virtually catalogued book collection.

how we choose our books

We utilize fantastic resources that highlight diversity and equity while featuring many authors/illustrators of color. Their suggestions help to keep our library stocked with new and exciting books that recognize a variety of diverse experiences and perspectives. 

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help us expand our collection

The J3 Book Collection is constantly growing! Our team works hard to be on the lookout for the latest and greatest when it comes to diverse, culturally-relevant books for our students. If you would like to help us expand our collection even more, click on the links below!

special thanks

We would like to extend a shout out and special thanks to all of the amazing individuals and organization who have donated their time, money, and resources to provide J3 students with new books. From students, staff, and founders, we thank you for your support!

Book foundation
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jack & Jill
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once upon a time bookstore
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crossroads?
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Colorful Book Spines

"That is the power of a diverse book: You can change everything for one kid, and you create empathy in 100 more."

- Kelsey W.