Shades of Knowledge




Our Mission

Providing access to education for students around the world through global citizenship and collaboration with those in need.

Our Impact

Un and Underserved

We tackle the long-standing underrepresentation and misrepresentation of people of color in literature, particularly in children's books, which detrimentally affect children's self-esteem and sense of identity.

Equitable Access

We champion equitable access to high-quality literature, recognizing that many children from underrepresented backgrounds currently lack books that reflect their own experiences, thereby hindering their literacy development and passion for reading. By Proudly empowering students of color.

Emhancing Self-Esteem

We deliver narratives celebrating their backgrounds and experiences, enhancing their self-confidence and self-esteem through stories they can deeply relate to.

Global Perspective

We adopt a global perspective, acknowledging that these challenges extend beyond borders.

Culturally Enriched World

We create a more equitable and culturally rich world by addressing these critical issues head-on. We strive to create a more equitable and culturally enriched world by leading these crucial endeavors.

Acting Locally

We emphasize the importance of spreading awareness about the worldwide lack of access to education to people in our communities, cultivating empathy and compassion that extends beyond national borders.

Promote Literacy

We inaugurate a program to elevate literacy levels and empower students.


  1. Collect, curate, and distribute books with people of color as the main characters
  2. Ensure the books are diverse in genre, reading level, and cultural background.
  3. Ensure equitable access to high-quality literature for children free from underrepresented backgrounds.
  4. Work with community organizations, schools, and libraries to distribute books.
  5. Enhance BIPOC youth self-esteem and literacy development.
  6. Spark joy and a love for reading