Helping children create a sense of belonging

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 more happy, motivated and resilient. KidLit lover John Masiulionis joins our Laura Cavanaugh to dive into the pages of Laquita Bolden’s I Matter, a special children’s book 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.

It’s a shining example that representation matters and allows students of color to see themselves in science.


Empowering Reads for Kids: Laquita Bolden | I, Matter