It takes all of us to build a strong community, and what better way to celebrate than during National AccessAbility Week. It’s a time when accessibility and inclusion are promoted across communities and workplaces and a chance to celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities, visible or invisible.
Sofia Rathjen is a community champion by no stretch of the imagination. At 13 years old, Sofia is an advocate for inclusion and representation in books. As a successful Community Change Grant applicant in 2019, she was able to use the grant funds for over 130 school library books to represent diverse stories and lives. The following is an excerpt from her English “class passion project” essay, titled “Technicolour Bookshelves”.