Site Support Meeting 2021

On April 16, 2021, Reach Out & Read Illinois hosted a virtual Site Support meeting! Thank you to those that could attend. If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to fill our our Diverse Books survey!

Below is the video of our Opening Presentation & Diversity in Children’s Books Panel Discussion featuring:
Tamela Chambers, Librarian, Chicago Public Library
Anne Gearhart, MD, Pediatrician Friend Health Center
Mariana Glusman, MD, Pediatrician Lurie Children’s
Derrick Ramsey, Co-Founder, Young, Black & Lit Organization
Robin York, M.S., ROR Program Coordinator, Healthy Steps Specialist Advocate Children’s Hospital

Thank you to Young, Black & Lit and All About Books & the Chicago Public Library for supporting this event!

Here is a list of Children’s Books mentioned during the meeting.

  • The Eyes that Kiss in the Corners, by Joanna Ho
  • The Camping Trip, by Jennifer K. Mann
  • Love is Me, by Qiana Davis
  • Dancing in the Wings, by Debbie Allen
  • Ten, Nine, Eight, by Molly Bang
  • Introducing Teddy, by Jessica Walton
  • I am Every Good Thing, by Derrick Barnes
  • M is for Melanin, by Tiffany Rose
  • Ruby Find a Worry, by Tom Percival
  • I Love You Like Sunshine, by Dr. Mariana Glusman
  • My Brown Baby: On the Joys and Challenges of Raising African American Children, by Denene Millner
  • My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World, by Mac Mitchell

(Did we miss one? Email Cindy at and let us know!)