RWCNS Booklist

Help Us Expand Our Library 

Here at Ruth Washburn, we are lucky to have an amazing library. It truly is one of the best attributes of our school! Our teachers and staff continually work to maintain the library, and in their most recent review, recognized an opportunity to expand our collection to include more books that highlight diversity and feature diverse characters.

The Ruth Washburn Equity Committee researched and carefully selected 100 books to add to the library that feature diverse main characters – Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ families, children with varying abilities, and children with unique family dynamics. We want every precious child that attends our school to see themselves and their family dynamic represented in our library.

You can support this effort by donating money towards book purchases or by purchasing a specific book to donate.

How to Donate Money  

You can donate money by clicking HERE. Any money received will be used to purchase books from the list.

How to Donate a Book  

We have created a wishlist on the site Dreamlist to make it simple for you to purchase the books that have been selected. All you have to do is click the link HERE, select the book you would like to buy, and follow the purchase instructions for the online shop.

The shipping address for the school is:

Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School

914 N. 19th St.

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Bookstores We Support

While you can purchase these books from any source, we have chosen two bookstores to support for the majority of the books purchased through Dreamlist:

We hope you will purchase from these specific sellers so that we can support Black and LGBTQ business owners with our book dollars.

 Thank You 

We appreciate the support of the wonderful and inclusive Ruth Washburn community. So many of you have sent us ideas for the book list and asked to join the committee. You are helping to make the world a better place.

If you are interested in lending your diverse voice to the Equity Committee, email Carly Mojica at Carly.Mojica@icloud.com.