Kingwood Area Democrats wanted to celebrate diversity in Houston and in America by donating children's books to the Kingwood Branch Library that reflect the diversity and inclusivity of democracy in our country. Research has shown that children are more likely to pursue a career when they see people who look like them working in that career. KAD member Rebecca McGovney-Ingram, mother of a young child, worked with Kingwood Branch Library manager, Ryan Fennell, and other KAD members to create a list of books.
KAD members collected $320 to donate to the Kingwood Branch Library via FOLK (Friends of the Library in Kingwood) for this project. Half of the books on the list have already arrived and are being added to the library's circulation.
Here are the books that were donated: “Her Right Foot”; “Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters”; “Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World”; “When We Were Alone”; “Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom”; “Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965”; “Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx”; “A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women”; “Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics”; “A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country”; “Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote”; “When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You”; “Outrageous Women of Civil War Times”; “All Are Welcome”; “The Day You Begin”; “Desmond and the Very Mean Word”; “Drawn Together”; “Dreamers”; “Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box”; “Let the Children March”; “Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey”; “Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States”; “La Frontera: El Viaje Con Papa / My Journey with Papa”; “Let's Talk about Race”; “Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation”; “This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World”; and “The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist.”
KAD’s next general meeting is Aug. 7. KAD meets the first Wednesday of every month (except July and December) at Los Cucos Restaurant, 23730 U.S. 59 N. Social and dining hour 6-7 p.m.; meeting 7-8:30 p.m. KAD has served the Lake Houston communities of Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita and Huffman since 1994. Kingwood Area Democrats embody the Texas progressive spirit and passion for Democratic values at all levels of government. For more information, visit KingwoodAreaDemocrats.org.