The narratives we share shape the world around us. In Stories Like Me, we have created a corner of the world in which all children can see themselves in the images and stories around them, creating a community of readers and storytellers who understand their own value as well as the value of others. With our mission of being the most comprehensive and accessible resource for diverse and empowering children’s literature, we strive to promote equality, equity, and inclusion, both in literature and in life.
Stories Like Me will passionately serve to bring stories to all children in communities across the United states. As we source and celebrate diverse books of all kinds, we will strive to learn and grow our inclusivity and representation. Committed to empowering the local community we will partner with local organizations to ensure Stories can be shared with children no matter their circumstances, and support the organizations who work with our under represented and marginalized children populations. We bring together experts and the community in support of children and their families and create a welcoming and respectful space for them to enjoy books..
By sharing stories that reflect the beauty and experiences of all children, we generate peace and empathy through books. - Helen C. CEO
Co-Founder and CEO
Co-Founder and Literary Specialist
Co-Founder and Curator of Foreign-Language Materials
We the founders of Stories Like Me, LLC. feel strongly that fostering an inclusive environment cannot happen without the help of an advisory council to offer us perspectives to which we, in our privilege, may be blind. Our Advisory Council Members are passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion and will act as coaches and mentors for the Stories Like Me staff in the creation of their business, website, marketing, and product selection.
We understand that power dynamics are ingrained into our society and are working hard to subvert them in an educated and compassionate environment. The Advisory Council is meant to expand the horizons of Stories Like Me in a conversational and convivial way. The Council will provide the invaluable role of mirror, and window (much like our mission of every child being able to see themselves in a story) so that we can accomplish our mission with grace.
"Storytelling is the Foundation of Empathy". Nathalie Portman, Actor, and Author of the upcoming " Natalie Portman's Fables"