Thirteen-year old, Sofia Rathjen talks to Anitha about her dedication to bring diversity to her school’s library.
Like many visible minorities, Sofia has had to endure racist attitudes and micro-aggressions. But Sofia turned these difficult experiences into something positive.
With the help of a grant, she purchased books by BIPOC authors for her school library. She talks about the importance of representation in books.
This is an incredibly inspiring episode of a young woman turning negative personal experiences into something positive for all.
To follow Sofia’s journey, check out her Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/the_technicolour_bookshelf/
As a thank you to Sofia for sharing her story, Anitha donated to The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD). To learn about FOLD, click on this link: https://thefoldcanada.org/