During a visit to Boston a few years ago, one of my dearest friends took me to Barefoot Books. I soon found out that this charming and inviting book shop wasn't any ordinary independent children's bookseller. I was drawn immediately to the beautiful, vibrant artwork on nearly every book cover. I even considered purchasing a print by one of their talented illustrators, such as Sophie Fatus or Niamh Sharkey. As I looked further, I soon found many titles that I could use in the classroom - books that celebrated diversity, culture, art and storytelling. As their mission states,
At Barefoot Books, we celebrate art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, inspiring them to read deeper, search further, and explore their own creative gifts. Taking our inspiration from many different cultures, we focus on themes that encourage independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning, and sharing of the world’s diversity. Interactive, playful and beautiful, our products combine the best of the present with the best of the past to educate our children as the caretakers of tomorrow.
Explore Barefoot Books. You won't be disappointed!