Sacred Worth Books

The Sacred Worth Books database was created to honor the dignity and sacred worth of all God's children. We are all important because God loves us.

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About These Books

Our UMC Social Principles remind us that we are called to form communities that respect honor and nurture diversity, culture, and international identities. We must also “learn from each other, showing mutual respect for our differences and similarities as we experience the diversity of perspectives and viewpoints.” (2016 Book of Discipline, Social Principles ¶161.A)

Our Sacred Worth Books hope to reflect the diversity of God’s creation by helping children to decrease bias, value all children as God’s creation, and to ensure that children see themselves represented in the books we read and stories we share.

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Sacred Worth Books Highlights and Lists

Feb 21 - 33 Children’s Books for Black History Month

March 21 - Sacred Worth Book Highlight: Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison

April 21 - How Children’s Books Start Conversations about Social Justice

May 21 - 31 Children’s Books to Celebrate AAPI Month

June 21 - Celebrate June with Sacred Worth Books

August 21 - Youth Advocacy for International Youth Day - Celebrating Youth Voices: 16 Books for International Youth Day

September 21 - National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15) - 25 Books by Latine Creators to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 21- Disability Employment - Sacred Worth Books Highlight: We Move Together by Kelly Fritsch, Anne McGuire, and Eduardo Trejo

November 21 - National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month - 10 Great Kids’ Books by Indigenous Creators for National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month

December 21 - 12 Picture Books to Celebrate Christmas and Other December Holidays

January 22- MLK book highlight - Sacred Worth Books Highlight: A Place to Land by Barry Wittenstein & Jerry Pinkney

February 22 - Celebrate Black History Month by Reading

April 22 - Earth Day Readings to Inspire Young Climate Activists!

September 22 - International Day of Peace