All Are Welcome
New York Times bestseller! A warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids. Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other's traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school.
"Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate."--Kirkus, Starred review
"A lively, timely picture book."--Booklist
“This is a must-read for pre-school and elementary classrooms everywhere. An important book that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a beautiful, age-appropriate way.” – Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy and Quiet Please Owen McPhee!
"A great read-aloud selection to start the year and revisit time and again." —School Library Journal
Bella Vita is a playfully curated Rockridge outpost with a mix of fun and eclectic finds for women and children. Jennifer has filled her shop from the floor to the rafters with whimsy, color, and pattern, almost all of it giftable goods and clothing by local and independent designers. The selection is hand-picked and unique, from stationary and candles to handbags and jewelry. Known for their sweet staff and adorable kids section, this shop is a neighborhood favorite. Learn more about them at their own site or find more of their products right here on Keep Oakland Alive.