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      Lil’ Miss Story Hour



      (Where's Rodney by Floyd Cooper
      1st Annual Back to School Culture Fest
      at 
      KnobHill Urban Arts District, Colorado Springs
      photo credit: Timmy Sperling)



      Lil’ Miss Story Hour was founded and directed by Vanessa Little in 2019. We are a grass roots, Colorado Springs, Colorado-based donation-run educational organization, providing literacy themed programming and entertainment for children. We host monthly community story times that present a diverse range of children's literature, written and illustrated by a variety of amazing authors and illustrators, specifically from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) communities. The underrepresentation of BIPOC characters in children’s picture books and children’s literature is significant, and we want to change the narrative of the kind of books selected for children’s events. Thus, our main mission is to ensure that the children in this country know it is possible to access books with characters who look like them.


      (I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo and Jason Brown
      3rd Annual Southern Colorado Juneteenth Festival 
      at
      America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs 
      photo credit: Jenna Kempton)



      Lil’ Miss Story Hour strives to foster imagination through literature and the Arts by ensuring that children see themselves represented in the books that they read. These efforts cannot take effect without the support of all of the members in our community. October is an especially exciting month because it is Arts Month in Colorado Springs! We would greatly appreciate your sponsorship for our Fall 2022 “FUN” raiser, which runs from October 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022.






      (Porsha DeMarco-Douglas and Alexandre Valentino Skye, Drag Performance
      1st Annual Drag FUNraiser and Story Time 
      at 
      ICONS Gay Bar, Colorado Springs
      photo credit: Jenna Jennings)

        

      Your generous donations will go to helping us cover artists stipends, venue space costs, and books and art materials. Your sponsorship will also ensure the ability for Lil' Miss Story Hour to continue bringing rich, intergenerational literacy and arts programming to the children of Colorado Springs and their families.




      (Musical petting zoo with My Name is Harriet
      3rd Annual Women's History Month S.T.E.A.M. Story Time
      at 
      Creations at the Edge, Colorado Springs
      photo credit: Lindsay Maroney)



      (Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
      1st Annual Drag FUNraiser and Story Time
      at 
      ICONS Gay Bar, Colorado Springs
      photo credit: Jenna Jennings)
       




      (Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho
      3rd Annual AAPI Story Time & Vendor Market
      at 
      Creations at the Edge, Colorado Springs
      photo credit: Christine Flores)



      (Out of Wonder by Kwame Alexander
      3rd Annual Poetry and Jazz Month Story Time
      at 
      Converge Lecture Series, Colorado Springs
      photo credit: Jenna Kempton)





      (Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou
      3rd Annual Black History Month Story Time
      at 
      Poetry 719 Black Voices Matter Open Mic & Black Vendor Market, Colorado Springs
      photo credit: Jenna Kempton)




      Thank you so much for your time, consideration, and support of Lil' Miss Story Hour, literacy, and the Arts!