The STEAM Cultural Connection Series
Five free Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math books for kids in grades K-3.
The Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison published 2018 statistics on diversity in published children’s books. While 50% of the characters were white and 27% were animals/other, there were only 1% American Indian characters and 5% Latinx characters. Even then, the largest portion of minority characters were Black with 10%.
Horrified by these statistics, we decided to tackle this problem by self-publishing five diverse STEAM books for grades K-3 in January 2019. In the Continuing Culture version of the series, their absence of words and numerals allows children from any culture to enjoy learning about everything from the environment to robotics. This has allowed the books to go to over 4,000 kids in 7 countries for free. They feature empowering children of different ethnicities, with different religions, and with disabilities.
The books have gone to 25 children’s hospitals and the emphasis on diversity has resulted in their feature by organizations such as Dassault Systemes (SOLIDWORKS), Fabbaloo, and AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society).
Apply for our full version to bring to your school, organization, or robotics team for free.
Get your own free sampler to download and bring to your organization.
To make our books more widely available, please consider donating so that we can afford printing costs.