We're surrounded by great resources.
Here are some of our favorite book, education, and adventure resources available in the East Bay:
Equal Read is an Oakland-based organization working to increase availability of and access to books that reflect the diverse populations of our Bay Area.
Mr. Mopps' Books
Mr. Mopps' Books in Berkeley, on MLK Way near Rose Street, is the only bookstore in town dedicated solely to children's and young adult books. Excellent selections. It is an enchanting space for young children, just their size, just for them. Mr. Mopps' is also an Equal Read partner. The owners, Jenny and Devin, are on Equal Read's Book Team.
Great Kid Books
Great Kid Books is great source of titles, information and inspiration for 4-14 year olds. Berkeley Unified School District librarian Mary Ann Scheuer's passion for great children's literature fuels this blog.
Camp Unalayee has been Leaving No Child Inside since 1949. Wilderness time is good for all of us. Unalayee's commitment to diversity and access to wilderness for all youth puts its money where its mouth is: No child has ever been turned away for lack of funds. Over 40% of campers access their "Campership" fund; the goal is 50%. Look at the program with your child or teen: If it looks good for them but the price is too high, please don't hesitate to call and discuss a Campership for your child.
The Mosaic Project
The Mosaic Project does good work for boards and staff through professional development and diversity training sessions, and with families at their annual family camp.
PJ Library's mission is to foster knowledge and appreciation of Jewish history and culture. They offer a home delivery book program for children at no cost to families.