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Family Stories

Promoting Family and Cultural Diversity

Family Stories
 “Family Stories” is a project started by a few friends late last year.  I have been inspired by Family Stories and you may be wondering, what family-stories all about?  My friends started Family Stories because they feel that kids have a special connection to things that they can physically hold–especially if it is personalized to them. Using these books as a tool, they want to spread the message of diversity from a young age.  Most children’s books are catered to stereotypes and it is very hard to find books that cater to ethnic minorities, kids of same-sex couples or single parents or interracial parents. Taking these things into account, they came up with 2 objectives:

1. Promote family diversity: Regardless of what your family looks like, we will do our part to encourage you to not only be comfortable with your family, but also take pride in it and know that all families are unique.

2. Promote ethnic and cultural diversity: Our first book is about a kid who travels the world and meets other kids from around the world. We believe that when kids know about other kids from around the world, they will realize how similar we all are despite our differences.

“Home is where your story begins.” I want to tell more people about the Family Stories mission and product and to reach a wide audience. I have personally used the Family Stories books as holiday gifts and they have been a big hit with children.  You can get more details at www.family-stories.com. 

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