Hello! I'm a first grade teacher in a public school. I decided to become a Barefoot Books Ambassador because a.) I love children's books and b.) celebrating multiculturalism is as important as ever. I have first-hand experience in my classrooms seeing how very important it is for children to have reflections of themselves in the literature around them. Likewise, the portrayal of characters with different ethnicities and cultural identities helps open young minds to a more eager acceptance of differences in the people they may encounter.