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Photo of Debra Bonde and a little girl reading braille together From the beginning of Seedlings' history, our work and mission have been based on a belief in the value, dignity, and equal rights of all people. We are particularly dedicated to leveling the playing field in terms of access to books and literacy for children with vision loss.

Throughout our history, we have selected books to transcribe into braille that include themes of peace and justice, and that have positive portrayals of people from different backgrounds, ethnicity, and abilities.

Right now, our country is struggling again with inequality, and many people are seeking ways to make positive changes. Seedlings wants to be part of the solution.

An important first step is educating ourselves and our children about the history and experiences of people from diverse backgrounds. This will strengthen our understanding and our empathy for those suffering injustice.

We pledge to highlight and promote books that foster understanding, and to research and add more diverse educational titles.

You may download Seedlings' diversity statement here.


The following books are our UEB nonfiction books:

Photo of two boys reading together PRINT-&-BRAILLE EASY-READERS (Contracted UEB)
for children ages 4-9

3003 Barack Obama: Out of Many, One by Shana Corey
387 Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound by Beth Finke

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for independent readers ages 6 and up

5017 Black Inventors: 15 Inventions that Changed the World by Kathy Trusty
5014 Black Women in Science by Kimberly Brown Pellum, PhD
502 The Courage of Helen Keller by Francene Sabin
524 Dear Dr. Bell ... Your Friend, Helen Keller by Judith St. George
538 Do You Remember the Color Blue? by Sally Hobart Alexander
553 Frederick Douglass: A Voice for Freedom in the 1800's by Camilla J. Wilson
555 Give Me a Sign, Helen Keller by Peter and Connie Roop
507 Greff—The Story of a Guide Dog by Patricia Curtis
501 Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Rae Bains
543 Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph by Katharine E. Wilkie
532 Helen Keller's Teacher by Margaret Davidson
5001 ...If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King by Ellen Levine
517 Jackie Robinson: Bravest Man in Baseball by Margaret Davidson
520 Louis Braille by Margaret Davidson
508 Martin Luther King, Jr.—Man of Peace by Lillie Patterson
506 A Pocketful of Goobers—A Story about George Washington Carver by Barbara Mitchell
550 Portraits of African-American Heroes by Tonya Bolden
527 Ray Charles: Soul Man by Ruth Turk
Photo of Khara reading a Seedlings book 534 Rosa Parks: My Story by Rosa Parks with Jim Haskins
516 Shoes for Everyone: A Story about Jan Matzeliger by Barbara Mitchell
537 Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story about Sojourner Truth by Jeri Ferris
5913 Who Is Malala Yousafzai? by Dinah Brown
5012 Who Is Stevie Wonder? by Jim Gigliotti

Collections of Short Biographies, including some highlighting people with diverse backgrounds
(Contracted UEB):

5020 Amazing Inventions That Changed the World by Bill O'Neill
588 Dare to Dream: 25 Extraordinary Lives by Sandra McLeod Humphrey
539 The Good Guys of Baseball by Terry Egan, Stan Friedmann, and Mike Levine
521 They Led the Way: 14 American Women by Johanna Johnston
5021 Young Change Makers: Making A Difference by Stacy C. Bauer

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Photo of the book: Littles and How They Grow Photo of the book: I Look Up To ... Malala Yousafzai

The following books are our fiction books with diverse characters in UEB Braille:

for children ages 0-5

9070 Disney Encanto: Family Is Everything (Paper Page Book) by Luz M. Mack
9071 Disney Moana (Paper Page Book) by Melissa Lagonegro
9077 Disney Pixar Coco: A Puppy for Miguel (Paper Page Book) by Melissa Lagonegro
9063 Dream Big, Little One (Board Book) by Vashti Harrison
896 God Loves You (Board Book) by Kathleen Bostrom
9074 Littles and How They Grow (Board Book) by Kelly DiPucchio
9017 Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes (Board Book) by Mem Fox
9060 I Like Myself! (Board Book) by Karen Beaumont
9061 I Look Up To ... Malala Yousafzai (Board Book) by Anna Membrino
9079 I Look Up To ... Serena Williams (Board Book) by Anna Membrino
9083 No Matter What ... We All Belong (Board Book) by Becky Davies
9062 Whose Knees Are These? (Board Book) by Jabari Asim

Photo of the book: Peekaboo Morning Photo of the book: Kindness Makes Us Strong PRINT-BRAILLE-&-PICTURE BOOKS (Uncontracted UEB)
for children ages 0-5

9889 All Kinds of Families (Board Book) by Suzanne Lang
9880 Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer
9874 Peekaboo Morning (Board Book) by Rachel Isadora

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for children ages 4-9

360 Helen Keller and the Big Storm by Patricia Lakin
379 Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr.
315 Squanto and the First Thanksgiving by Joyce K. Kessel
383 The True Story of Pocahontas by Lucille Recht Penner

for independent readers ages 6 and up

236 THE AMERICAN GIRLS: Meet Addy by Connie Porter
1515 Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
622 The Bat Boy & His Violin by Gavin Curtis; A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
1579 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer
1564 The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
646 Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis; A Newbery Award Winner
1125 Deaf Child Crossing by Marlee Matlin
1575 Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
795 Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
1595 Front Desk by Kelly Yang
720 Heaven by Angela Johnson; A Coretta Scott King Award Winner
1562 The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
1572 Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
1432 The Jacket by Andrew Clements
601 Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George; A Newbery Award Winner
1170 The Legend of Buddy Bush by Shelia P. Moses; A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
1502 A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
1535 Magic Tree House #29: A Big Day for Baseball by Mary Pope Osborne
234 Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli; A Newbery Award Winner
1556 Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina; A Newbery Award Winner
1148 Navajo Long Walk by Nancy Armstrong
1536 One Crazy Summer (2 vol.) by Rita Williams-Garcia; A Newbery Honor Book & A Coretta Scott King Award Winner
1577 Other Words for Home (2 vol.) by Jasmine Warga; A Newbery Honor Book
102 Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
1570 Save Me A Seat by Sarah Weeks & Gita Varadarajan
660 The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox; A Newbery Award Winner
1591 Song for a Whale (2 vol.) by Lynne Kelly
704 Sounder by William H. Armstrong
105 Through Grandpa's Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan
484 The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis; A Newbery Honor Book & Coretta Scott King Award Winner
1583 Ways to Grow Love by Renée Watson
1573 Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson
1497 Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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