We all have an instinctive need to connect with others. We deeply long to feel valued and supported.

Children who experience a sense of belonging are often happier, more motivated, and more resilient.

And so, we kick off the new year with an empowering read that helps little ones to create a sense of belonging.

KidLit lover John Masiulionis joins Laura Cavanaugh to share Laquita Bolden’s I Matter, a heartfelt story that celebrates family, belonging, self-love, and science.

I Matter teaches self-love and STEM education, which is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, from the perspectives and real-life experiences of students of color, a shining example that representation matters.



Empowering Reads for Kids: Laquita Bolden | I, Matter