Over the years, we here at Cool Mom Tech (and Cool Mom Picks) have believed in the importance of supporting diverse companies, products, and books, as well as sharing content from creators from marginalized communities. From POC-owned beauty brands to Black food bloggers, and throughout our gift guides, we feel strongly that representation and amplifying diverse voices is paramount. So we love when we discover resources and apps that make doing this a whole lot easier, which is exactly why we’re sharing the OurStory app.

The OurStory app, highlighting diverse voices

From the founders of WeNeedDiverseBooks.org, we’ve discovered the OurStory app, and wow, are we excited. The free version of this app will help users like you find the perfect book, as well as access cool content from diverse authors. OurStory Pro is the paid version, and offers teachers, librarians, and educators access to the We Need Diverse Books-themed curriculum and content.

If you’ve been searching for books with diverse content and by diverse authors, you need this app. And if you haven’t been searching, ask yourself why not, and download this app now. Want to take things to the next level? Consider gifting the pro-version to your child’s teacher or school library. It’s not just grown-ups who need to be reading more from diverse authors. Our kids need to be reading these authors, and engaging with the content from these creators too.

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