Revolutionary Read of the Month | October, 2018

The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson

As you may have heard, October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is something we take very seriously here at Collage Colorado, and so we thought it was appropriate that this month we feature a book about feeling different, how scary that can be, and why maybe it doesn’t have to be so scary after all.

Jacqueline Woodson’s new children’s book The Day You Begin is phenomenal – a book that manages to really capture the feeling of realizing that you’re different from your peers, and that they don’t always see that as a good thing. The books is beautifully illustrated, with rich artwork accentuating numerous – anxious – perspectives. Fear not, though, as Woodson makes sure to end on a high note. Pick it up and check for yourself!

The Details:


See our dedicated #WhenIBegan page for more details about the Instagram campaign inspired by this book!

Thank You!

Thank You!

Collage Fam, you are amazing! Over the past two weeks, as we covered Banned Books Week, behind the scenes we were running our first-ever Collage Colorado fundraiser. Thanks to the generous donations of a number of supporters, we raised $555 for Collage materials and programming in September! Collage Colorado, LLC strives to work on a non-profit basis, to make our courses an materials accessible to as many people as possible. We cannot do the work we do without your support, and we deeply appreciate your contributions. Thank you!

These donations have already provided:

  • 15 NEW Books for the Revolutionary Reader Library (loads of new reviews coming soon!)
  • Crafting and multimedia classroom supplies, including: crayons, chalk, poster boards, markers, glue, and more
  • An HDMI to Lightning Adapter (to expand multimedia content in the classroom)
  • 1 Student Scholarship for a future course!