Amid the pandemic, everyone is finding new ways to make time spent safe at home useful. For Jacob Jordon, a senior at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, that meant starting a business.

The 20-year-old found himself home in Maine with a housing refund and wanted to put it good use, so he started The Equal Opportunity Book Box! The monthly subscription box helps low-income children who don’t have access to books in a big way.


Not only does the program help expand representation in children’s literature, but for every book sold, the Equal Opportunity Book Box donates one book to someone in need. Recently, the company has become supported by the non-profit organization, We Need Diverse Books, which focuses on publishing diversity and the two plan on delivering joint content in the future.

The Equal Opportunity Book Box is ideal for children ages one to six, and offers one, three, six and twelve-month subscriptions starting at $34.95. Each box comes with three high-quality, diverse picture books on the tenth of every month.

To learn more and sign up for a subscription, head to the Equal Opportunity Book Box website.

––Karly Wood



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