Planning Tools & Resources - Oakland Literacy Coalition
Books, Read Alouds, & Parent Workshop Resources
First Book Marketplace
Quickly and easily set up a nonprofit account and purchase high quality, steeply discounted children’s books for your students.
Recommended Books and Reading Guides
The Oakland Literacy Coalition curates lists of rich, diverse, and engaging books that we think all children should get the chance to experience.
Multicultural Children's Literature Resources
A growing list of organizations, booksellers, and other resources we have collected.
Oakland Public Library
Invite your local branch librarian to perform a read aloud and share information about library services at your event. Make sure all of your students have signed up for a library card and families know about the events and resources available at their local branch.
Local Authors Database
A list of local social justice and BIPOC storytellers and artists
Resources to Share with Families
- Oakland Reads
Reach Every Reader
Pre-K home & family apps designed to promote pre-literacy skills through dialogue and playful interactions between children and parents/caregivers. These apps — Animal Antics, Photo Play and Small Wonders — were developed and released by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Read Aloud 15 Minutes
Tips and promotional materials to encourage every parent and every child to read together 15 minutes every day. (English and Spanish)
Bilingual site that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners.