With everything that has transpired in our country over the last year, we have learned the importance of better understanding people who are different from ourselves. We realized that one way to fight prejudice and promote tolerance was through literature. We decided to share these books with our community through our library kiosks. We are proud to say that the Stevens Initiative generously funded our project with a grant to help bring our idea into a reality.
We are both excited to work together and better our community, one book at a time.
Asher Kohn is 15 years old and a sophomore at Scarsdale High School. He is the co-founder and president of Diverse Books Teach Tolerance.
Zane Kohn is 14 years old and an eighth-grader at Scarsdale Middle School. He is the co-founder and vice president of Diverse Books Teach Tolerance.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported our project, including The Stevens Initiative, artist Dana Maier, tech consultant Jose Lechuga, and The Scarsdale Public Library, especially Beth Bermel, Jennifer Brinley, and Dorotea Lechuga. Without all of these people, our project would not have been possible, so we sincerely thank all of you.