The good news of the week: October 7th, 2021
Knowledge is power, and Emi Kim wants to use books as teaching tools to stop racism. In July, the 9-year-old from Provo, Utah, opened a lemonade stand so she could make enough money to buy books on diversity with colored people for her school’s library. “It’s important that everyone is represented,” Emi told Good Morning America. “We’re afraid of what we don’t know, and I think that’s partly why we treat people badly for their looks.” Emi’s goal was to buy 15 books for her school, but she raised $ 762 and was able to donate books to five other schools in Provo. She selected children’s books with black, Polynesian, Native American, Latin American, and Asian main characters that were “actually written or illustrated by someone of that race,” Emi’s mother, Dorie Kim, told GMA. In September, Emi set up another lemonade stand and raised $ 3,029 to be used to buy books about children with disabilities.