Camp culture is made greater by the contribution of each individual's experience and perspective. We can't imagine Park Slope Day Camp without all of our incredible campers, counselors, and families. 


Summer camp is a place where we allow ourselves to be in the moment, learn without fear of being judged, and grow with and for each other. This page is dedicated to the ongoing education of inclusiveness and acceptance. 

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“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.”  – H. Jackson Brown

Books with Diverse Leads

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music


by Margarita Engle

Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule—until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream.




Last Stop on Market Street


by Matt de la Peña The book follows a young boy named CJ as he learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things during a bus ride.




?When's My Birthday


by Julie Fogliano
In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson bring you the perfect birthday book! Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.




Whistle for Willie


by Ezra Jack Keats Peter wants to whistle so badly that he practices and practices until it finally happens. In fact, just as Peter suspected, when he whistles his dog Willie stops and looks around to see who is calling him.




!Mixed Me


by Taye Diggs Told in the voice of a young mixed-race boy and is all about celebrating who you are as a person and embracing what's unique about you.




I Am Enough


by Grace Byers An uplifting and motivating book about female empowerment and respect for diversity. The consistent message through this book is one of self-worth and embracing differences




Under My Hijab


by Aaliya Jaleel A young girl talks about the different women in her life–her baker grandmother, doctor mother, artist aunt, and fashionista older sister–and how each one has a distinctive way of wearing her hijab.




Princess Hair


by Sharee Miller Celebrates self-love and awareness while focusing on the variety of hairstyles and texture of black hair, inspiring positive self-esteem in girls across different cultural norms.





Read about Historical Figures

Jean Michel Basquiat

Artist

Rosa Parks

Civil Rights Activitst

Bold Women in Black History

Collection

Rigoberta Menchu

Human Rights Activist

Martin Luther King Jr,

Civil Rights Activitst

Wangari Maathai

Social, Environmental and Political Activist 

Start the Conversation on Equality

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music


by Margarita Engle

Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule—until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream.




Last Stop on Market Street


by Matt de la Peña The book follows a young boy named CJ as he learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things during a bus ride.




?When's My Birthday


by Julie Fogliano
In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson bring you the perfect birthday book! Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.




Whistle for Willie


by Ezra Jack Keats Peter wants to whistle so badly that he practices and practices until it finally happens. In fact, just as Peter suspected, when he whistles his dog Willie stops and looks around to see who is calling him.




!Mixed Me


by Taye Diggs Told in the voice of a young mixed-race boy and is all about celebrating who you are as a person and embracing what's unique about you.




I Am Enough


by Grace Byers An uplifting and motivating book about female empowerment and respect for diversity. The consistent message through this book is one of self-worth and embracing differences




Under My Hijab


by Aaliya Jaleel A young girl talks about the different women in her life–her baker grandmother, doctor mother, artist aunt, and fashionista older sister–and how each one has a distinctive way of wearing her hijab.




Princess Hair


by Sharee Miller Celebrates self-love and awareness while focusing on the variety of hairstyles and texture of black hair, inspiring positive self-esteem in girls across different cultural norms.





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