Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Resources

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Here's what's happening in October:
A new landing page for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Darien Public Schools provides updates and next steps for the District DEI team.  


World Mental Health Day Books:

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek

When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold

The madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis

A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner

Stay where you are & then leave by John Boyne

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

The philosophers' club by Kim Doner

The Worry Stone by Marianna Dengler

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

What to Do with a Problem by Kobi Yamada

Manage Feelings by Sarah Tieck

Edward Unready for School by Rosemary Wells

It's Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Enojo Es by Connie Miller

Tristeza es by Cheyenne Nichols

Felicidad Es by Connie Miller

Perfect square by Michael Hall

The Okay Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg

The Dot by Peter Reynolds

Creature of Habit by Jennifer E. Smith

Say Something! by Peter Reynolds

Don't Worry Book by Todd Parr

Everything Will Be Ok by Anna Dewdney

Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective by Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett

You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion by Margaret O'Hair and Sofia Sanchez

Hang in There! by by Sabrina Moyle

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall


October 20, 4:00pm-5:00pm: Snacks Around The World: South Korea
Taste your way around the world! This program series will feature international snacks and trivia with a different country/region highlighted every month. In October, travel with us to South Korea!

October 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm: Triangle Community Center Halloween Party 
Join TCC and the Nerd Night and Gaymes Night groups for a fun night of food, games, and fun. Come in costume and make some new friends in this LGBTQ+ space! 

Parent Resources

COFFI (Coalition of Families for Inclusion), is a new Darien-based organization presenting recurring inclusive programming in lower Fairfield County for all ages, including: Storytimes, Art Club, Happy Hours, and Community-wide Events.

Check them out at and @get.coffi on Instagram


Note: If there are dates, observances, events, celebrations, experiences, resources, etc. that your family would like to have shared (or help enhance what is being shared) with the school community, please do not hesitate to contact us at Let us know how we can better help highlight and bring your experiences forward.
Royle PTO, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
We welcome your ideas and resource suggestions to support our parent community as we embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion together. You can reach out to us at